United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars

United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, operating as the Doughboy Foundation, supports projects, programs, and events that commemorate and the centennial of World War I, including the construction of a National World War I Memorial in Washington D.C.'s Pershing Park.

Saluting a Century-Long Legacy

United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars

The United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars supports the work of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. The commission was created by an act of Congress under President Barack Obama's administration in 2013 in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of World War I. It serves as the central facilitator to engage the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in widespread activities commemorating and educating the audience about the Great War, which claimed the lives of 116,000-plus Americans, more than in the Korean War and Vietnam War combined. In addition to organizing events and disseminating knowledge, the commission oversaw the construction of the National World War I Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor the 4.7 million Americans who served in the war. The commission's honorary chairs include the four living former U.S. presidents, as well as former high-ranking cabinet members.

GRoW Support

2017

Project - National World War One Memorial