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“A quiet spot on the National Mall”

District of Columbia War Memorial
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A quiet spot on the National Mall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This small monument adjacent to the Reflect Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial is a structure dedicated to the residents of Washington, DC who served in World War I. It's easy to miss, as this memorial is set back in a grove of trees, but it's a quiet, contemplative spot that offers some respite from the crowds that use the paths along the Reflecting Pool. Well worth a few minutes to visit this hidden memorial.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Buried deep”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

I loved this memorial because it was practically off the map... Other war memorials and presidential memorials were huge with their own paths, signs, etc. This one was sort of in the middle of the underbrush where you sort of go off-road to get to it.

It's simple and nice to sit down for a while, away from the thousands of tourists that crowd the other memorials in The Mall. It's also a nice message from the local DC residents, who raised the money and got the ok to build a memoria just for the often over-looked district's soldiers.

Visited November 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“WW1 DC Memorial”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

This Memorial is located near the Korea Memorial on the Mall. Remember, it is not dedicated to all WW1 Veterans, just the ones who served from the District of Columbia - which explains why it is not bigger. The DC citizens raised the money themselves to pay for this monument, making it special. When I was there, it was rather dirty, as though everyone forgot it exists. Hopefully it is cleaned since it is DC's own memorial. The memorial isn't very crowded so its a nice place to take a break.

Visited July 2012
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Silver Spring, MD
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“Understated and powerful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

This memorial shines. It is located on the National Mall but is a DC memorial to the veterans of WW1. It is quiet, pretty, and for this grandson of a WW1 Navy veteran, very moving. The fact that it lacks the grandeur of other war memorials in the capital makes it, for me, all the more special.

Visited July 2012
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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“My Favorite Memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is the National Mall's hidden little gem. It's the perfect place to sit quietly and think about all the people who've help build this country.

Actually - it's likely a great place to propose to someone. I'm sure that's happened a lot. Find it. Enjoy it!

Visited September 2012
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