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English: Looking north at the District of Columbia War Memorial in West Potomac Park (the National Mall) in Washington, D.C., in the United States.

The memorial honors citizens of the District of Columba who fought in World War I. It was authorized by Congress in 1924, but funding to construct the memorial came exclusively from people and businesses in the District and no federal funds were used. Construction began in the spring of 1931, and it was dedicated on November 11, 1931 (Armistice Day).

The Neoclassical memorial was designed by architects Frederick H. Brooke, Horace W. Peaslee, and Nathan C. Wyeth. It's 47 feet tall, and features a circular peristyle of 12 Doric columns, each 22 feet high, supporting a drum. Atop the drum is a corbelled dome (a series of horizontal rings, each one of which is slightly cantilevered inward).

A four-foot high, 43-foot, 5-inch wide marble base has steps cut into it on the north and south. Inscribed on the base are the names of the 499 D.C. residents who lost their lives in the war, and medallions representing the branches of the armed forces.

The concrete foundation of the structure is set deep into the earth, supported by pilings. Slate walkways lead to and from the structure on the north and south side, and surround it.

This is Memorial Day 2014, and bouquets of red carnations have been planted all around the memorial's walkways by the Memorial Day Foundation. A small wreath was left by the Army-Navy Union.

The memorial was rededicated on November 10, 2011, after it underwent a $2 million cleaning, rehabilitation, and landscaping.
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