From Yahoo News:
As the 100th anniversary of the beginning of “the Great War” approaches in 2014, a tussle has broken out between Kansas City and Washington, D.C. over which city should be the site of the nation’s “official” World War One memorial. In 2004, Congress voted to designate the Kansas City memorial [photo below] as the official museum, but late last year support emerged for having the memorial on the National Mall in the nation’s capital.
Do we need more stuff on the Mall? Yet it is hard to make the argument that the museum will get more visitors in KC than in DC. But, an argument favoring Kansas City as the site for the national memorial is the museum there, which houses the largest American collection of artifacts from the war.
By the way, it is a damned ugly memorial in my opinion.