The choice of possible designs for the memorial to American WW1 troops, displayed at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington DC (Image courtesy of US World War I Centennial Commission)

Finalists' designs for new US World War I Memorial showcased in Washington

Posted on on 15 December 2015
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America's Centennial Commission is exhibiting the shortlisted designs for a US National World War I Memorial in Washington.

The finalists' entries are on display in the run-up to Christmas, ahead of the winner being announced in the New Year.

They can be seen at the John A. Wilson Building, the Pennsylvania Avenue offices of the Mayor of Washington and the Council of the District of Columbia, until December 22nd.

Public comment is invited - the entries can also be viewed online.

The WWI Centennial Commission launched a design competition in May for a national memorial to Americans who fought in the First World War.

Five finalists were chosen from more than 360 submissions.

The winning design will be named on January 25th 2016.

It will be sited in Pershing Park, Washington, a short distance from the White House. 

America's WW1 military commander, General John Pershing, is already commemorated with a statue in the park.

But the US Centennial Commission points out 'alone among the four great wars of the 20th century, there is no national memorial to World War l' in the US capital.

It's planned to dedicate the new monument on November 11th 2018, the centenary of the Armistice ending the Great War.

Centenary News carried a report about the chosen finalists in August 2015.

Information & images supplied by United States World War I Centennial Commission

Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News