World War I

An American flag flies at half staff in front of a Realtors office to honor the fallen Navy SEALs who were based and trained close by at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, on August 8, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Design Competition to Open for World War I Memorial in D.C.

A federal commission working to build a World War I Memorial in Washington plans to open a design competition for the project this week.


People visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington on March 29, 2013 as the US marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of its last combat troops from South Vietnam. Over 58,000 Americans lost their lives during the Vietnam war. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Debate Continues Over Cross-Shaped War Memorial In Md.

The American Legion is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Maryland.


Demolition of a home built on a WWI weapons pit is underway. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

House Built on World War I Weapons Pit Torn Down

The Army Corps of Engineers is demolishing a Washington home built on top of a weapons burial pit from World War I. The government used land in the Spring Valley neighborhood to conduct chemical weapons testing during that time.