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World War I National Memorial

Washington's World War I National Memorial honors the service of the U.S. armed forces. The memorial's panels and surrounding greenery create a peaceful experience.

On December 19, 2014, Congress re-designated Pershing Park as the World War I National Memorial. Pershing Park was originally dedicated to the memory of John J. Pershing for his military service including his commandment of the American Expeditionary Force sent to Europe in 1917 during WWI and. With the help of The World War I Centennial Commission in cooperation with NPS, the area has since undergone landscaping and design enhancements to better commemorate WWI.