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The District of Columbia War Memorial was commissioned by Congress in 1924 and dedicated by President Herbert Hoover on Armistice Day - November 11, 1931. While lesser known than other DC monuments, it was the first memorial to be built in West Potomac Park (near the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korea, WWII, Jefferson and FDR Memorials, among others) and remains the sole monument to District residents on the National Mall. The 47-foot tall circular dome was designed by Washington architect Frederick...
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