Here is a link to the report on this event published by The American Legion.
The Pershing Park Memorial project is still bogged down in the approval process at the National Capital Planning Commission.
The U.S. WW1 Centennial Commission reports that it is still short about $20 million to fully fund this endeavor.
The new projected dedication date is 11/11/2021.
James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges.
An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and is affiliated with the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Salonika Campaign Society and the Gallipoli Association.
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