Missing Plaque Honoring DC Veterans Found After Decades

A plaque that honored D.C. employees who served in the military hung in the District's city hall building from the 1940s until the mid-1990s -- and then went missing. Thought to be lost forever, the plaque was recently found by a D.C. employee seeking to honor veterans.

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A plaque that honored D.C. employees who served in the military hung in the District's city hall building from the 1940s until the mid-1990s -- and then went missing. It lists the names of 1,869 men and women.
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Courtesy of Josh Gibson
The plaque can be spotted on the left side of this archival photo, far down the hall.
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D.C. Council spokesman Josh Gibson tracked down this newspaper clipping about the plaque.
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Gibson also found this newspaper clipping.
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A corner of the plaque was still missing until a few weeks ago, when Gibson found four small pieces of it in a closet.
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The center piece of the plaque is still missing. The D.C. Council plans to have it recreated. Next Veterans Day, the plaque will be returned to its original place, honoring D.C. employees who served our country.
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