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.