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After long delays, planning for World War I monument in DC’s Pershing Park off and running

Planning is underway for a World War I Memorial to be erected at Pershing Park in Washington, D.C. Surprisingly, while there are memorials to World War II, the Korean war, and Vietnam, there is not one for World War I, which involved 4.7 million American soldiers and led to more than 116,000 battle deaths.

The proposal under consideration calls for appropriate sculptural and commemorative elements, as well as improved landscaping. Unfortunately, gleaning some of the details is difficult during the federal government shutdown, as the National Park Service planning website is off-line.

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