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