West National Mall Monuments & Memorials Self Guided Walking Tour and Printable Map

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District of Columbia War Memorial

The District of Columbia War Memorial has the distinction of being the only local monument situated on the National Mall. Located just off Independence Avenue near the Lincoln Memorial, the monument honors the World War I service of 26,000 citizens of the District. Their names are encapsulated in the cornerstone, and the names of the 499 who lost their lives are inscribed along the base.

Frederick H. Brooke designed the circular Doric temple. The domed, white Vermont marble monument is 47 feet tall and rests upon a concrete foundation. Its four-foot tall marble base supports 12 fluted Doric columns.

The memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1931, the thirteenth anniversary of Armistice Day, by President Herbert Hoover. The audience included General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The Marine Band led by John Philip Sousa provided the music. It was the first war memorial to be built in West Potomac Park.

The nation doesn’t have a national monument that honors World War I. Some congressional leaders want to rededicate the city monument to recognize everyone who served during the First World War. In 2008, the last surviving veteran of the Great War Frank Buckles supported the efforts to expand the role of the monument. The District of Columbia War Memorial underwent extensive year-long restoration work and reopened to the public in 2011.




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