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Marsha Mercer column: Capital disgrace: Still no National WWI Memorial

When you’re in Washington, you can visit memorials to veterans of Vietnam, Korea, and World War II — but you won’t find one for the veterans of World War I. “If all goes as hoped,” the National World ... read more

Xinhua Headlines: Memories that shall not fade

TOKYO, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- As Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II on Wednesday ... That same year, the Japanese troops captured Nanjing, the then Chinese capital, on Dec. 13, ... read more

A wave of war memorials is coming to D.C. Are we all at peace with that?

This was the former Marine’s fourth visit to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which is charged with protecting the grace and dignity of public space in the nation’s capital ... is no longer the “forg... read more

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Opinion: Why does World War I still get second-rate treatment in our capital?

The Great War, so-called before the advent of World War II, is one of the nation’s many forgotten wars, evidenced by the fact that there is no national memorial to the conflict on the Mall. This disgr... read more


German Leader Slams Holocaust Memorial: ‘Disgrace’ In Berlin, AfD’s Bjoern Hoecke Says

telling his supporters that Germans are the “only people in the world who planted a memorial of disgrace in the heart of their capital,” BBC News reported Wednesday. His remarks came as Germany, like ... read more

Vets say no to Grass Valley’s plan to move WWI memorial

The city of Grass Valley said it will pay an estimated $185,000 to install four new pickleball courts in Memorial Park, citing a growing demand for the sport that resembles tennis. Several trees, incl... read more

Newport group enters fray over cross-shaped war memorial

At issue is the Bladensburg World War I Memorial, which a local American Legion post erected in 1925 to honor 49 men from Prince George’s County, Md., who died in the Great War. The Maryland-National ... read more

Fight over National World War I Memorial continues in 2013

WASHINGTON — The fight for a national World War I memorial in the nation’s capital will continue in the new year ... of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. "There would be no better way to c... read more

Humanist group sues to remove cross-shaped WWI memorial in Maryland

A humanist advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit to remove a cross-shaped World War I memorial ... National Capital Park and Planning Commission demanding that the cross be removed from the war m... read more

Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era

It’s no coincidence that these searching questions, to which there is often no answer, arise in moments of tumult. Marcel Duchamp created the most famous ready-made in 1917, in the middle of World War ... read more

Rockdale WWI memorial to be rededicated

It's not the only World War I ... capital outlay expenditure exclusion, a one-year exemption to Proposition 2½ limits, to pay to restore the Rockdale monument. An invitation to bid on the memorial res... read more



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