A global live broadcast captured the event. It featured recorded remarks by President Biden and included appearances from notable elected officials, military leaders, and personalities in locations across the country, complemented by an entertainment program featuring a diverse array of performers.
First Colors follows the path of an American flag that first flew over our nation’s capital on April 6, 2017, commemorating the Centennial Day that the United States went to war in 1917. This Commemorative Flag then flew over the American WWI battlefield cemeteries of Europe, honoring the 116,516 individuals who gave their all during the war. On this day, it returned home to its final destination in Washington, DC where it took its rightful place flying high in perpetuity above the national World War I Memorial.