DC War Memorial


Eighty years after it was dedicated in front of President Herbert Hoover and World War I hero Army Gen. John J. Pershing, the once dilapidated and neglected D.C. War Memorial reopened after a months-long restoration.

The elegant, columned, 47-foot-tall domed structure just west of the World War II Memorial honors the 20,000 Washington residents who served in World War I, and the 499 who died during the 1914-1918 conflict.