Design accepted for World War I Memorial

AP News
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal commission has selected a design for a World War I memorial to be built in Washington.

The World War I Centennial Commission announced on its website Tuesday that it had chosen a design by sculptor Sabin Howard of New York City and Joseph Weishaar, an architect in Chicago.

According to the commission, "The Weight of Sacrifice" will feature 137-foot-long walls engraved with quotations from service members and a relief sculpture of 23 figures transforming from civilians into war-weary soldiers.

Construction will begin on Veterans Day 2017 at Pershing Park along Pennsylvania Avenue.