World War I’s neglected monuments getting spruced up

In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 photo, Jack Monahan, member of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, left, views a World War I memorial, which was vandalized about 40 years ago, with Bob Cornett, right, and Edith Fletcher, center, at Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower in Newport, R.I. The tower once featured bronze plaques with the names of WWI soldiers from the area who perished. The centennial of America’s involvement in World War I has drawn attention to the state of disrepair of many monuments honoring soldiers, galvanizing efforts to fix them. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)


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