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D.C. Residents Push New Site For WWI Memorial

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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 was completed in November.
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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 was completed in November.

Some people in Washington want a new site for a possible national World War I memorial, far away from the District.

The Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia suggests Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue as a place for the memorial. According to the Associated Press, members are concerned about the possibility of the District's World War I memorial being co-opted as a national memorial.

The War to End All Wars is the only major 20th-century conflict that does not have a memorial in the nation's capital. There is a memorial on the National Mall to D.C. residents who fought, and a bill before Congress would designate the District's memorial as a national memorial.

William Brown, president of the association, says the district's memorial was built with local money and should continue to honor local residents.

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