Honoring the forgotten

Published 9:04 am Thursday, September 20, 2018

Known as the forgotten war, more Americans gave their lives during World War I than the Korean and Vietnam wars combined. Surprisingly there isn’t a memorial in honor of World War I veterans in Washington, D.C., today. That is set to change. Created by an Act of Congress in 2013, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has a plan to develop and execute programs, projects and activities along with a memorial in Washington to commemorate the Centennial of World War I (WWI).

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The Piedmont Area Veterans Council in cooperation with VFW Post 7059 hosted David Hamon, the Veterans Service Organization and Military Coordinator for the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, on Saturday.

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Hamon gave a detailed presentation on the plans to create the WWI memorial in Washington D.C. To learn more, or a make a donation to support the memorial, visit worldwar1centennial.org.