For those who may not be aware, the United States does not presently have a National Great War/WWI Memorial. Recently it was advocated that the Washington DC Great War Memorial be renamed and rededicated as the National Memorial, but that idea is now meeting with stiff resistance from not just lawmakers but Veterans as well:
City leaders oppose nationalizing D.C. WWI memorial
The Memorial as it looks today:
The call for the creation of a National memorial,, long overdue, picked up a full head of steam with the Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act, the text of which you can read here:
H.R. 938: Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act
Personally, I agree that a local memorial to specific local men should not be co-opted for the sake of an easy job of creating a National Memorial. I know times are tough but I have every confidence there is the will and resources to create a new, suitable memorial of quality and prominence equal to or surpassing those for other conflicts in the Washington DC area.