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The D.C. War Memorial is located on the National Mall, in a grove of trees between the WWII and Korean War memorials. Restoration completed only recently.
Rebecca Sheir
The D.C. War Memorial is located on the National Mall, in a grove of trees between the WWII and Korean War memorials. Restoration completed only recently.

The D.C. War Memorial is scheduled to reopen this week after restoration work that's been going on for more than a year.

The Memorial is just off of Independence Avenue, east of the Korean War Memorial. It was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover on Armistice Day in 1931, and lists the names of 499 D.C. residents who died in World War One, what was then called the Great War.

There have been calls in Congress to redesignate the D.C. Memorial to make it a national Memorial to all those who served in World War One. But D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has said while all those veterans deserve national recognition, that shouldn't come at the expense of the city's Memorial. It's the only local District memorial on the National Mall.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to attend the reopening ceremony set for tomorrow.

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