National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. Opens to the Public

National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. Opens to the Public

April 19, 2021

National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. Opens to the Public

First Colors Ceremony live broadcast and Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States precede opening of the memorial

The Grunley National WWI Memorial Team, and the company as a whole, had reason to celebrate this past Friday. On the morning of April 16th, the World War I Centennial Commission held a virtual First Colors Ceremony to celebrate the Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States of America over the newly constructed National World War I Memorial site in Washington, DC. The First Colors Ceremony was designed to “bring our history home.” The roughly one-hour long ceremony, which was hosted by actor Gary Sinise, featured remarks from distinguished guests including U.S. President Joseph R. Biden; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland; and the Executive Director of the WWI Centennial commission, Dan Dayton among many others. After the flag was raised, a ceremonial military flyover crossed the memorial site.

This project was an honor for Grunley to build and is a key addition to our iconic portfolio of experience.

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