NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MONUMENT DESIGN WINNER ANNOUNCED
WASHINGTON, January 26, 2016. The World War I Centennial Commission selected a winner for the WWI Memorial Design Competition today in Washington, D.C.. “The Weight of Sacrifice” design and concept was chosen from several finalists.
According to Commissioner Dr. Libby O’Connell, “World War I had a lasting impact on our world, but so many people have forgotten its lessons and the service of millions of American men and women. Yesterday, the World War One Centennial Commission announced the winner of the national memorial design competition. As a WW1CC Commissioner, I am thrilled that we will be partnering with Joseph Weishaar to build a national memorial that will honor the service provided by almost five million Americans in the Great War. There are many ways you can help in your community and across your state, so please click here to learn more about the National World War One Memorial in Pershing Park, as well as commemorative activities in communities across the country. Together, we can make sure these extraordinary young Americans get the recognition they deserve. CLICK HERE www.ww1cc.org/selectee”