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District of Columbia War Memorial

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Address: National Mall, Washington DC, DC
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This Memorial does not get much attention as it's located off the beaten path, but you can see it from the path and it is worth checking out. Architecture is interesting, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The District of Columbia War Memorial is overshadowed by the other great sites on the National Mall, but is still worth seeing. The memorial commemorates residents of the District of Columbia who served in World War I. It was dedicated in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. The cornerstone contains a list of 26,000 residents who served in the war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I only stopped here because it was near other memorials and I am glad I did. Very well done and underrated because it is small. Highly recommend.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This Memorial does not get much attention as it's located off the beaten path, but you can see it from the path and it is worth checking out. Architecture is interesting, and it's dedicated to DC servicemen who otherwise wouldn't get mentioned.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The DC War Memorial is tucked into the trees a bit but is a beautiful sight on the National Mall tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Only stumble on it while going to a more notable monument. Is, however, a nice touch dedicated to the DC servicemen that served. Nice gesture and if you know where it is deserves your attention.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This memorial may fall under the radar, but it's still worth visiting because it's along the path of the National Mall.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The war Memorial is a beautiful structure dedicated to the citizens of the district of Columbia who served. It is frequently used for small scale special events since it is on the edge of the mall and not heavily visited.

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Stoke On Trent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The District of Columbia War Memorial commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in World War I. It was the first war memorial to be erected in West Potomac Park, part of the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, and remains the only local District memorial on the National Mall.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here to get reprieve from a sudden torrential downpour. We were walking from the Lincoln Memorial towards the WWII memorial when it suddenly started raining and thundering very intensely. While we wouldn't have thought to come otherwise, we enjoyed the simplicity of the memorial and its open layout, which allows you to look out on all sides. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The D.C. War memorial is a nice gesture but pales in comparison to the other war memorials around the city.

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