The U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission has announced the selection of a design team and concept for the national WW1
Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. Titled “The Weight of Sacrifice”, the
design was one of over 350 entries submitted. Lead designers are Joseph
Weishaar, architect-in-training with Brininstool + Lynch located in Chicago
and collaborating artist, veteran sculptor Sabin Howard of New York, N.Y. Weishaar
is a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas.

The design’s focal point is a wall with etched images of WW1
soldiers in battle or rescuing injured comrades. The size of the memorial is
such that each cubic foot represents a U.S. service member who died, numbering
over 116,000.

Plans call for the Memorial to be built in Pershing Park,
located in Washington, D.C. along Pennsylvania Avenue. The Commission hopes to
break ground in 2017, with the formal dedication scheduled for November 11,
2018, which marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Funded
solely by private donations, this memorial will stand as a reminder of the
sacrifices given by a past generation. C. Forbes, Inc. is proud to serve as the
Official Licensee of the Centennial Merchandise program. Offerings such as
bumper stickers and window decals can be simple, yet effective ways to display
your support for this endeavor. A portion of the proceeds from sales goes
towards funding the Memorial.  Please
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