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    Sounds like a good ride - very bummed I can't make it, as I will be in NYC that weekend. Maybe at 11 AM I can visit Doughboy Park in Woodside, pretty close to my brother's place. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughboy_Park

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    For another Army memorial, how about the First Division (Big Red One) memorial in President's Park?

    If you want to be a bit cryptic, the National Building Museum at 5th and F. First home of the VA (before there was one) and designed by the gent that created Arlington Cemetery and much of the Federal core of Washington.

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    I love all the crowd sourced ideas. Keep them coming.


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    A commemoration for WWI casualties is the Peace Cross in Bladensburg. The memorial has been involved in court cases (separation of church and state) and last Friday the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.

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    Women are veterans too: https://www.womensmemorial.org/visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    A commemoration for WWI casualties is the Peace Cross in Bladensburg. The memorial has been involved in court cases (separation of church and state) and last Friday the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
    Oooh thatís interesting. I donít venture much off the trail in Bladensburg so I wouldnít have found this. Thank you!


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    I'll be there. Thanks for organizing Judd!

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    I'm in. Click image for larger version. 

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    Too cool! I'm sorry to miss it going to be out of town for my birthday (the 26th minute of the 14th hour, of the 9th day, of the 11th month). If it were on the holiday I could join up, but the symbolism of the armistice anniversary is just too awesome to not commend and endorse!

    Thanks for visiting the Merchant Marine memorial! Its an unsung part of the service. In order to sail my dad had to pledge an oath to the constitution, and should we go to war, his ship could be "drafted" and sent to the front at any time. (In fact, one the ships in the fleet he sails with ended up serving in WWII because of this.)

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    The District of Columbia's *own* memorial to its residents who served and died in "The Great War", as it was called back then, has always been one of my favorite minor monuments in DC. I have always included it on my Papillon Cycles Monuments at Night rides. This pic from 2014, shortly after it was restored and refurbished: Click image for larger version. 

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