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Pedestrians, veterans and members of the media walk around the grounds of the newly renovated District of Columbia WWI Memorial after a rededication ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Pedestrians, veterans and members of the media walk around the grounds of the newly renovated District of Columbia WWI Memorial after a rededication ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Robert Gallow, of Navarre, Ohio, attends a rededication ceremony of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial with a group of veterans from the Army & Navy Union on an annual trip to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10, 2011. District leaders spoke out against a plan to rename the memorial to be a national and D.C. memorial, arguing that the District should be allowed to keep their memorial since each state has a dedicated memorial to those residents who served in WWI. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Alyce Dixon, center, a 104-year-old District resident who served in a military post office in France during WWII, speaks to the press with Kwame Brown, left, chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, right, the District's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Jonnie Collins, of Alexandria, Va., a retired Army Sergeant 1st Class who serving in two tours in Vietnam, listens to a speaker at a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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A District of Columbia flag is flown during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. District leaders spoke out against a plan to rename the memorial to be a national and D.C. memorial, arguing that the District should be allowed to keep their memorial since each state has a dedicated memorial to those residents who served in WWI. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Alyce Dixon, left, a 104-year-old District resident who served in a military post office in France during WWII, attends a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Tom Rogan, from left, of Fayston, Vt., and Dr. Tom Brannon, of Nashville, Tenn., both Vietnam veterans from the 4th Cavalry Regiment 1st Infantry Division, salute the colors as the National Anthem is sung during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray speaks with a supporter during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Alexander Hubichi, from left, Matthew Cranford, Thomas Shedlick, and Matthew Shipley, Army JROTC cadets from St. John's College High School, carry the colors for a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)