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National Park Service Restoration Plan is Online

I love the aerial shot!



To access the document on-line, click here:



http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=427&projectId=26513&documentID=29688





If that doesn't work, go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ and follow these steps:



Under "Choose a Park",… Continue

Added by Jean Gossman on October 9, 2009 at 11:48am — No Comments

Seventy-Fourth Annual Commemorative Observance on May 17, 2009

Today's Annual Observance at the Memorial honored war dead from the District of Columbia who fought in all national wars.





According to the program, "the District of Columbia World War Memorial and May Day Corporation of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Forty & Eight and Eight & Forty was authorized to be incorporated by a resolution adopted by the 1940… Continue

Added by Jean Gossman on May 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Washington Post Op-Ed, "The Forgotten War Memorial"

D.C. Preservation League Executive Director Rebecca Miller and volunteer Christopher Armstrong's article in the July 6, 2008, Washington Post.

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Added by Jean Gossman on July 7, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

"The Forgotten Tribute" Web site about the DC War Memorial

Click here: The Forgotten Tribute

Added by Jean Gossman on May 28, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Overview

The memorial is a domed peristyle Doric temple in a grove of trees in Washington’s West Potomac Park. It was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover in 1931 to honor Washington residents who served in World War I.



A list of Washingtonians who served in The Great War is preserved in the cornerstone. The base of the memorial is inscribed with the names of those who died. Significantly for the era, the names were placed regardless of race or gender.



Today, the memorial is… Continue

Added by Jean Gossman on March 25, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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