The WWI Memorial

A National Vision is now a Splendid Reality

The World War I Memorial in Washington, DC commemorates those who served in the trenches and on the home front, celebrating a nation forever changed by the sacrifices they made and the ideals they bequeathed.

From initial concept in 2014, to the opening of the Memorial in 2021 with the landmark First Colors Ceremony, the Doughboy Foundation has been an integral part of the ambitious effort to successfully complete this long-overdue Memorial.

Explore the WWI Memorial

From it’s beautiful design to ongoing activities and interactive enhancements, the WWI memorial has much to offer during your visit.

WWI Memorial architect Joe Weishaar explains the unity of passion and process that has inspired this very special place.

Learn About ‘A Soldier’s Journey’

In 2024, the magnificent centerpiece of the World War I Memorial will be installed. Sculptor Sabin Howard is creating a stunning bronze relief that will soon take its place among the foremost works of art in the nation’s capital.

View the First Colors Ceremony

On April 16, 2021, the American flag was raised over the magnificent national World War I Memorial for the very first time in a moving ceremony featuring remarks by President Biden.

The WWI Memorial was created by the American People in partnership with:

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