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Memorial Announcement Press Conference - Full Length 00:50:46


Washington DC - January 26, 2016

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has picked "THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE" for the new national World War I Memorial project. "THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE" was selected from a group of five Finalists, and culminates an open, international design competition that has run since May, 2015. The Commission's decision endorses the recommendation of the design competition's independent jury.

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