Anyone can commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States' involvement in World War I, and help get a national monument to the conflict built at the same time. The United States World War One Centennial Commission is coordinating events and activities commemorating the U.S. Centennial of The Great War, including building a permanent memorial at Pershing Park in Washington, D.C. One method of raising funds is selling commemorative merchandise. The WWI Centennial website sells everything from poppy kits, to clothing and accessories, to signage and coins, as well as centennial flags in two sizes. A portion of the proceeds from merchandise sales will go toward the Pershing Park project.
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