Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie
These pictures were taken on 19 June, 2006 in a wooded part of the Washington Mall. This memorial is easy to overlook. If you are walking east on the mall from the capitol building toward the Lincoln memorial and have your nose in a map or broschure, you might walk right by it. While crowds of people flock to the other memorials, this one remains strangely quiet. According to a nearby information plaque, it is still used for veterans' events.
|The words around the top are, "A memorial to the (men?) from the District of Columbia who served in the World War."|
|Sorry about the blurring of the names.|
|The emblem reminds us how ideologically important the war was considered at the time.|
|The emblems of the four services are also shown in relief (Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines - the Air Force was still part of the Army).|