The World War I Memorial Foundation has released the video statement above. We will be releasing further updates as they become available.
About the World War I Memorial Foundation
The World War I Memorial Foundation was formed by friends of the District of Columbia War Memorial in August 2008, as a not-for-profit foundation. Frank Buckles, who died at the age of 110, was a resident of West Virginia and the last surviving American veteran of World War I, and is our honorary chairman.
"The World War I Memorial Foundation exists to advocate for a national World War I Memorial on the national mall in Washington DC."
The current bill, The Frank Buckles Memorial Act (HR 222), would release property on the National Mall north of the WWII Memorial for a National WWI Memorial.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will this effort change the DC War Memorial in any way?
No. The new bill locates the National Memorial across the reflecting pond from the DC Memorial.
Where will the memorial be located if the law passes?
The area north of the WWII Memorial, in the area known as Constitution Gardens.
Does this law cost the taxpayer any money?
No. The memorial will be paid for privately.
Who will this memorial honor?
It will honor 4,734,991 veterans from World War I.
Isn't the national WWI memorial in Kansas City?
No. There is no official national WWI memorial in the United States.
How many people visit the National Mall?
Approximately 30 million annually.
Where are the other national war memorials?
On the National Mall in Washington, DC.
What is the WWI Memorial Foundation?
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to advocate for a national WWI memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Contact us at email@example.com. For media inquiries, contact David DeJonge at 616-540-4922.
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