District of Columbia War Memorial, Washington DC

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  • The District of Columbia War Memorial commemorates the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in World War I. It was the first war memorial to be erected in West Potomac Park, part of the Nat...  read more »
  • A small memorial well hidden on the National Mall, very nice and quiet. It is worth visiting.
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  • Stopped in here to get reprieve from a sudden torrential downpour. We were walking from the Lincoln Memorial towards the WWII memorial when it suddenly started raining and thundering very intensely. W...  read more »
  • The DC War Memorial is definitely not on tourist radars, but that makes us locals love it! It's tucked away just off the path walking from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial on the left side. It looks like a giant, marble gazebo and most Saturdays you'll see locals taking wedding photos or even conducting wedding ceremonies there. If a wedding is not happening, it's my favorite place to sit and read and journal. It feels like a hidden gem and always a much needed escape from the more major tourist areas like the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Easily the most simplistic & overlooked Memorial on the National Mall. The DC War Memorial stands in the shadows of its neighboring monuments and memorial giants. Probably due to its location, size, and simplicity, I have never once passed this sight and seen any people admiring this beautiful domed temple. Upon visiting, you'll notice its actually dedicated to those lost during WWI - which certainly is befitting its own rightful memorial. Regardless of its lack of attention and accolades, its surprisingly one of the best places on the West end of the Mall to just sit and chill, taking a break from the day, contemplating those brave people who served for your right to just do that - sit and enjoy your day and surroundings.
  • A hidden gem just a short walk off of the main reflecting pool walkway.
  • Feels hidden away from the rest of the mall. Still very beautiful in its own way.
  • Most people don't even know it exists! Luckily, my husband and I had hired a wedding photographer, and it was a favorite of his. The pictures there came out great. It's a hidden gem. Apparently, the City of Washington owns this memorial unlike the others around it that are owned by the Federal government. Wear comfortable shoes and visit it and all the other wonderful monuments near-ish by.
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