District of Columbia War Memorial
Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
The newest potential memorial on the Mall, and the first one to honor an African American, has been mired in funding difficulties for...
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
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District of Columbia War Memorial information
This small Greek-style temple commemorates local soldiers killed in WWI, making it the only local District memorial on the Mall. Twelve Doric 22ft-high marble columns support the circular structure; inside are the names of the 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the war and the 499 DC soldiers killed in action. In 2008, Representative Ted Poe of Texas put forward the Frank Buckles WWI Memorial Act (named for the last living US veteran of WWI). If passed, the law would expand the site into a national WWI memorial. He reintroduced it as HR938 in 2011. As of writing the bill – HR938 – was mired in a subcommittee. To follow its progress, check out www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr938.