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D.C. group suggests new site for WWI memorial

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 5:23am  ET

WASHINGTON - Some Washington residents are pushing a new site for a possible national World War I memorial.

The Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia is suggesting Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue as a memorial site. The Washington Examiner reports that members are concerned about the possibility of the district's World War I memorial being co-opted as a national memorial ( http://bit.ly/ufAa3S).

The war is the only major 20th-century conflict that doesn't have a memorial in Washington. There is a memorial on the National Mall to district residents who fought, and a bill before Congress seeks to designate the district's memorial as a national memorial.

William Brown, president of the association, says the district's memorial was built with local money and should continue to honor local residents.

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Information from: The Washington Examiner, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com


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