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Sabin Howard: Sculptor for the National WW1 Memorial

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On January 26, 2016, the World War 1 Memorial Commission announced the selection of the World War 1 Memorial Design Time and Concept. Architect Joe Weishaar and Sculptor Sabin Howard’s design THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE was chosen for the National World War 1 Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C.

Sabin is beyond honored to be a part of this memorial that honors the more than 4,000,000 American men and women who served in uniform, and the 116,000 people from the United States who gave their lives, in the Great War.

Mr. Weishaar’s design includes long bronze walls covered with bas reliefs that will be executed by Sabin Howard based on drawings done by Sabin. Sabin will also sculpt a three-dimensional sculpture. The artwork will change with input from the committee. The intention for the artwork is to educate the public and to commemorate those who served in the war.

One of the great strengths of this design is that it preserves the park as a park, and it integrates seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood.

More information about the ongoing process can be found on the World War 1 Memorial Centennial Organization website.
Press about the WW1 Memorial

Chicago Tribune
Officials of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, which approved his team's design on an 8-1 vote, said Weishaar's decision to include on his team Sabin Howard, an experienced classical sculptor from New York City, was pivotal to the win. The commission voted after an independent jury of seven experts earlier this month unanimously picked the team's design.”

Centenary News First World War 1914-1918 "A Soldier's Journey Explored - With Sabin Howard"
NPR - KUAR "Work Advancing On World War I Memorial Designed By UA Graduate"
CBS Radio: Connecting Vets "Renowned sculptor’s WW1 memorial is coming to DC and it’s epic"
Wall Street Journal "Conveying Horror and Heroism for the World War 1 Memorial"
C-Span: American History TV “World War 1 Memorial Winning Design
The American Legion “Design Team Shares Vision for National WW1 Memorial
The Architect’s Newspaper: “Remembering to Remember
Fine Art Connoisseur “Veteran Sculptor Sabin Howard Earns National Commission
New York Times “National World War 1 Memorial Proposal Is Unveiled
Architectural Digest “See the Winning Design for the National WW1 Memorial in Washington D.C.”
Washington Post “World War 1 Centennial Commission Picks Final Design for memorial”
PBS Newshour “Keeping the memory alive with plans for a national memorial
U.S. Department of Defense “Officials Announce Winning Design Concept for National WW1 Memorial”, the Official Homepage of the US Army “WW1 Memorial design team shares vision “World War 1 Vets: A National Memorial of Their Own
USA Today “World War 1 Memorial Design Concept Unveiled
NBC Washington “Design Selected for Proposed World War 1 Memorial
Fox News “World War 1 national memorial inches closer to reality
Smithsonian Magazine “This Is the Winning Design for the New World War 1 Memorial
National Sculpture Society “Sabin Howard Awarded National World War 1 Memorial Commission
Washington Business Journal “World War 1 Centennial Commission selects memorial design
dcist “Photos: Commission Makes Its Pick For A World War 1 Memorial In Pershing Park
Daily Caller “National World War 1 Memorial Planned for DC
Architectural Record “WW 1 Centennial Commission Selects ‘The Weight of Sacrifice’ for Memorial in Washington D.C. “Washington D.C. Is Finally Getting a World War 1 Memorial
The Figurative Artist’s Handbook “Congratulations to Sabin Howard
Huffington Post: “Gratitude on the Artist’s Way: Sabin Howard and the World War 1 Memorial
VFW Magazine, April 2017, Commemorating the Great War
USA Today Special Edition March, 2017, "A Place of Honor in D.C."

Podcast: Interview of Sabin Howard on The Sculptor’s Funeral
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