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Pershing's last patriot, Frank Woodruff Buckles. Buckles passed away in February 2011.
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Pershing's last patriot, Frank Woodruff Buckles. Buckles passed away in February 2011.

A local monument -- the D.C. War Memorial -- honors the D.C. residents who died in The Great War. But the World War I Memorial Foundation has been lobbying to re-dedicate the structure as a national monument.

Rebecca Sheir has a conversation at the monument with Foundation director Edwin Fountain, who says most Washingtonians probably haven't paid the Memorial much heed.

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