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A WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL: GREAT IDEA, WRONG SPOT

Does Washington need a World War II memorial? Yes. Its very absence is an oddity of the city's monumental architecture. The Revolutionary War sports grand monuments to Washington and Jefferson. The Civil War is inescapable; no traffic circle in the city is complete without its bronze man on a bronze horse. Even our most recent wars--Korea and Vietnam--are represented, with symmetrically placed memorials flanking the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

The only other major American exertion that is missing is World War I. But that is probably because we haven't quite figured out what that one was about. (Woodrow Wilson had...

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