WWI Memorial Activities & Events

Unique signature events built to remember the doughboys.

The Doughboy Foundation continuously renews our pledge to Keep Faith with the American Doughboy through an inclusive array of programs, partnerships, webinars, and unique signature events designed to actively engage, educate, and entertain diverse audiences.

Honor your loved one

with the sounding of Taps today

Daily 5pm ET at America’s National World War I Memorial

Photo courtesy of Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy

National Wreaths Across America Day

This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Join the more than two million volunteers and supporters who will gather to Remember, Honor and Teach at more than 4,000 participating locations in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.

Golden wreath and floral wreaths on display

369th Experience

Entertaining and educational, an ongoing series of events take place at the Memorial on a regular basis. A recent Juneteenth concert by the 369th Experience, who recreates the famed ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ Regimental Band, is a vibrant example.

Pershing’s Own ‘Rush Hour’ Concerts

Ensembles of “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band play free concerts on selected days at the WWI Memorial.

To learn more on the ‘Rush Hour’ Concert Series CLICK HERE

Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance

The Doughboy Foundation’s annual remembrance of the moment when WWI ended is a moving tribute that takes place at the Memorial and, through the Bells of Peace app, all across America.
Join us at 11am on November 11, 2023, for this year’s Ceremony.

Special Partners

The Doughboy Foundation partners with Google Arts & Culture, a non-commercial initiative from Google that puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at everyone’s fingertips. It’s a unique doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world.

Explore the Doughboy Foundation Collection

Through an innovative partnership with Verizon, the Doughboy Foundation is making available comprehensive WWI Memorial Apps WWI lesson planning, and other resources to k-12 educators and classrooms.