District of Columbia
World War Memorial

Following Congressional authorization in 1924, Washington Evening Star president Frank B. Noyes led the District of Columbia World War Memorial Commission to collect donations from District residents, school children, veterans groups, labor unions and government officials.  Designed by local architects Franke H. Brooke, Nathan C. Wyeth, and Horace W. Peaslee, this simple, dignified doric temple testifies to the city's sacrifice.

Following its dedication, the memorial has remained popular with District residents who flock to frequent military band concerts.  From 1936 to the present, local veterans organizations under the auspices of the District of Columbia World War Memorial and May Day Corporation annually meet to honor the Great War service of 26,000 Washingtonians.

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