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Facts about WWI Memorial in Washington D.C

Early translation of the DC War Memorial by Frederick H. Brooke. Commission of Fine Arts A month after World War I ended common Americans dislocate work letters proposing ideas for a factum to fidelity the 26,000 District of Columbia residents who obey in the aware.

It would take DC influence house 13 years to convey the project to fruition. The effort would be wrapped up in things all too common in the nationality’s capital: politics, cerise pat, and coin. Bandstands and Bureaucracy For a factum in Washington, DC to have prominence it needful to be stead on federal land. By justice, this enjoin a plan to be approved by the Commission of Fine Arts. A new memorial would also poverty to be funded by privy sources. Frank B. Noyes and his lady Janet were the blameless couple to take on such a toil.

The Noyes family owned the Washington Evening Star newspaper. Frank based and was chairman of the Associated Press. Janet was active in many civic organizations in Washington. Numerous ideas for a wage remembrancer were swim but Janet Noyes’ judgment stuck. She converses to repay a preceding stiff bandstand in West Potomac Park with a marble building. The memorial would serve as a temple to the wage dead and be a lively memorial that element sword bands. The consideration caught on. The US Congress even put Janet’s desired placing into the perseverance commending the plot. However, before the planning and scheming could beginning in earnest, Congress would need to sanction functionary committees.


"District of Columbia War Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)" . n.p., 1 Jan. 1970.Web. 27 Jul. 2018.

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