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Women of Iowa World War 1 Memorial

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Grand Ave and East 13th St
Des Moines

Women of Iowa World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Women of Iowa World War I Memorial, also known as The Women in White Memorial,  is dedicated to all Iowa women who served and died during Iowa’s participation in World War I.  It is located on the campus of the Iowa State Capitol.  On May 31, 1921, a simple grove of birch trees was planted on the Iowa Capitol Campus to commemorate the lives of Iowa women who gave their lives in the service of our country during World War I. Over time, some of those trees perished and the memory of that grove vanished. For the World War I centennial, this memorial was established to recreate and rededicate a site on the Capitol grounds to insure that the sacrifices of these women will never be forgotten again. 


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