District of Columbia War Memorial

District of Columbia War Memorial information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
West Potomac Park off Independence Ave
Getting there
Bus: Circulator
Metro: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Opening hours
24hr
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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.

Various parties have tried to expand the site into a national WWI memorial. Congressional representatives have introduced bills to this effect, but to date nothing has been enacted.