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100 Years: World War I and The Weight of Sacrifice

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

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April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of American entry into World War I. In partnership with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, we present a program honoring Americans who served in the war. The commission is building a National World War I memorial at Pershing Park in Washington, DC—scheduled to be dedicated in November 2018, the centennial of the Armistice. The winning design for the landmark is titled "The Weight of Sacrifice." A distinguished panel will discuss the new memorial and its concept and design. Moderated by Vice Chair of the US WWICC Edwin Fountain, panelists include lead designer Joseph Weishaar, landscape architect Phoebe McCormick Lickwar, and sculptor Sabin Howard



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