The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is pleased to announce that President Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine will be featured in the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Dedication Ceremony near Washington, D.C. Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
The ceremony will begin when the principle speakers in the ceremony, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, and Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty, ride to the ceremony platform in the Pierce-Arrow. In addition, the Pierce-Arrow’s horn will begin the ceremony itself. The ceremony is to dedicate the completion of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which connects Virginia and Maryland on Interstate 95 across the Potomac River.
In addition to Peters, Kaine, O’Malley, and Fenty giving remarks, Senator John Warner will be featured, the D.C. Air National Guard will conduct a flyover, a high-school band will play, and ceremonial ribbons will be cut. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend, including several participants in last week’s third annual First Families Reunion held in Staunton.
Eric J. Vettel, Executive Director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, says, “The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is honored that the Pierce-Arrow limousine will be featured in this significant ceremony. The original bridge was named to honor President Wilson, and we are pleased that he will continue to be remembered on the new bridge.”