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“I am one person who feels competent to say that he believes President Eisenhower would be most pleased as to what the present commissioners have unanimously accepted,” Mr. Siciliano wrote.

The memorial group submitted extensive documentation on the design elements and materials to the National Capital Planning Commission this fall, which the federal panel has been reviewing. Chris Cimko, a spokeswoman for the memorial group, said they aim to have the project considered in January or soon after.

“We’re moving ahead,” she said. “We’re completely fine with however long it takes them. The most important thing is that everybody walks into the room very well prepared.”