National World War I Memorial designed by Arkansas native still on slow track

Ground broken, but hurdles remain

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: November 10, 2017 at 3:14 a.m.

Fayetteville native Joseph Weishaar stands at the site Thursday in Washington where ground was broken for the National World War I Memorial. Weishaar is lead designer for the still-developing plan.

Political and military leaders gathered Thursday to break ground on a new National World War I Memorial, a project that has been slowed by regulatory hurdles, fundraising challenges and landscape architecture critics.

Military cadets hold ceremonial shovels Thursday at groundbreaking ceremonies for the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington.

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