District of Columbia War Memorial
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
Opened in 2011, this is the Mall’s first memorial dedicated to a nonpresident, as well as to an African American. Sculptor Lei Yixin...
National WWII Memorial Kiosk
This information kiosk sits beside the memorial to the south and lets you look through the registry of war veterans.
Henry Bacon, who designed the Lincoln Memorial, also conceived the iconic Reflecting Pool, modeling it after the canals at Versailles...
West Potomac Park off Independence Ave · interesting places nearby
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.
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.