The District of Columbia War Memorial is one of the lesser-known sites on the National Mall. Built by the residents of Washington D.C., the Doric temple honors the 499 local men and women that died in service during World War I. It is a beautiful memorial and it tells important stories about individual sacrifice, community mobilization, and national memory.
Researching these stories has led me all over D.C.: from the Library of Congress to the National Archives; from the Historical Society of Washington D.C. to the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division.
I have been organizing my research using the online tool Zotero. Check out some of my early research on the Memorial here: https://www.zotero.org/groups/dc_world_war_memorial/items