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In June, the D.C. Council introduced a nonbinding resolution that promotes Pershing Park as an ideal location for a national World War I Memorial.

The park at Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street Northwest is named for Gen. John J. Pershing, a distinguished American officer who led crucial campaigns along the Western front against the German army during World War I. Situated about a block from the White House, it features a duck pond surrounded by steps and small tables that attract tourists and workers looking for a midday respite.