“Last Battle” Debuts on Memorial Day

A Loma-produced broadcast documentary tells the remarkable story behind America’s new national World War I Memorial.

Conceived and constructed 100 years after the conflict, America’s national World War I Memorial in Washington DC is an amazing triumph of inspired collaboration during a contentious time in our history. Told through the words of those who made “the impossible plausible,” Last Battle: The Fight for America’s World War I Memorial is a compelling tale of a unique bipartisan vision brought to life by a diverse coalition of Americans who overcame all odds to deliver a stunning achievement.

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This Memorial Day, PBS affiliate WETA in the nation’s capital will debut Loma’s one-hour broadcast documentary that was six years in the making. “This was a fascinating journey,” says writer-director John DeBello. “The sheer determination of the extraordinary people who imagined and built this unique memorial reflected the country’s decisive involvement in the War That Changed the World. All of us at Loma are honored to tell the story.”

  • On-camera participants include:
    The Honorable Carol Moseley Braun, Former U.S. Senator & Ambassador
    Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.), 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    General Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (Ret.)
    The Honorable Leon E. Panetta, 23rd Secretary of Defense
    The Honorable John Warner III, Former U.S. Senator and 61st Secretary of the Navy