National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. Opens to the Public
The Grunley National WWI Memorial Team, and the company as a whole, had reason to celebrate this past Friday. On the morning of April 16th, the World War I Centennial Commission held a virtual First Colors Ceremony to celebrate the Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States of America over the newly constructed National World War I Memorial site in Washington, DC. The First Colors Ceremony was designed to “bring our history home.” The roughly one-hour long ceremony, which was hosted by actor Gary Sinise, featured remarks from distinguished guests including U.S. President Joseph R. Biden; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland; and the Executive Director of the WWI Centennial commission, Dan Dayton among many others. After the flag was raised, a ceremonial military flyover crossed the memorial site.
This project was an honor for Grunley to build and is a key addition to our iconic portfolio of experience.