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Places of honor: war memorials of Washington, D.C.

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Dedicated by President Herbert Hoover in 1931, the District of Columbia War Memorial honors only the 20,000 Washington residents who served and the 499 who died in World War I. The 47-foot-tall structure had fallen into disrepair until it was restored and rededicated last year. A move to turn this local memorial into a national one has been stymied by local opposition.

PHOTO: Joanne Ciccarello/Staff

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