Washington (CNN) — There is only one living U.S. veteran of World War I: 109-year-old Frank Buckles, who was an Army corporal who drove a troop ambulance in Europe.
On Veterans Day in recent years, Buckles would stop by Arlington National Cemetery to visit the grave of Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing, the commander of American troops in that conflict.
He would also visit Washington’s World War I memorial, a tall marble gazebo on the National Mall. The monument, dedicated in the 1930s, lists the names of men from the District of Columbia who served.
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