- Historic Sites
District of Columbia War Memorial
The District of Columbia War Memorial honors the 499 Washington D.C. soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Construction began following an act of Congress in 1931, and President Herbert Hoover dedicated the memorial on Armistice Day, November 11, 1931.
Located in West Potomac Park along Independence Avenue, the memorial received a $7.3 million refurbishment in 2010 and was re-opened to the public on November 10, 2011.