Alright, I hear ya. I was fearing the same thing too … I guess not many people share the same enthusiasm for history and monuments as I do. So … one more boring memorial to get out of the way and I am done. Bear with me … I’m gonna make it quick and painless for you all. LOL!
This is the most unassuming memorial of all memorials at the National Mall. Many people would not have known of this memorial. It is tucked behind a grove trees and largely obscured from sight.
It is a simple memorial … a dome supported by marble columns.
Also known as the World War I Memorial, this memorial is officially known as the District of Columbia War Memorial which is dedicated to the 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the World War I. Come to think of it, World War I is going to be 100 years old in just a few short years.
So, we were not particularly surprised that this memorial had long been forgotten and fallen into neglect. It’s sad.
A little trivia. It is obvious that during World War I, they do not call it World War I because they did not know that there will be a World War II. So, what do they call this war then? Anyone?
More trivia … contrasting World War I and World War II:
|Category||World War I||World War II|
|Duration||4 years||6 years|
|Deaths||20 million||70 million|
Guess what … after this monument, Suanne and I felt hungry and went looking for food.