U. S. World War I Memorial Dedication

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has announced that the 94th Fighter Squadron (yes, THAT 94th), based at Langley AFB VA, will perform a flyover at the dedication of the U. S. World War I Memorial on Friday, April 16, 2021. The 94th of World War 1 fame, & WW1 Ace, Capt. Eddie Rickenbaker's unit, that is now stationed at Langley AFB, Virginia will perform this fly-over.

The U. S. World War I Centennial Commission began planning the Memorial, being installed (appropriately) at Pershing Square near the White House and Pennsylvania Ave., over eight years ago. It was approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission in the autumn of 2019, and is now nearing completion. Until now, the nation's capital has not had a national memorial to those who served in World War I (a memorial on the Mall to D.C. residents who served was started in 1921 and completed in 1926). The Memorial has an estimated completion cost of $50,000,000. Donations can be made here.