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WWI commemoration in Mount Vernon on Tuesday night

Posted at 5:54 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 05:54:25-04

Tuesday marks the 100th year since the groundbreaking for the statue of the Marqui de Lafayette in Mount Vernon.

In 1917 it was the most public act in the city recognizing the United State's entry into World War I.

A ceremony commemorating the anniversary is from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday night. It will feature remarks from Mayor Catherine Pugh and representatives from the French government.

The ceremony will take place at the statue and everyone is welcome to attend.

This ceremony will cause some road closure Tuesday evening.

Charles St. will be closed to through traffic between Centre St. and E. Mount Vernon Place from 3:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Detours and parking restrictions will be in effect during this time.

Motorists in the area should expect delays and should consider using alternative routes.