CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio congresswoman wants improvements to the National World War II Memorial in Washington that she helped establish.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur believes there are ways to improve the attraction. She wants the National Park Service and other groups overseeing the memorial to consider her ideas.
The newspaper reports that Kaptur wrote legislation that helped create the 7.4-acre marble memorial after a World War II veteran in Ohio demanded to know why there wasn't a memorial he could visit with his grandchildren.
The Toledo Democrat and the veteran who approached her with the idea worked 17 years to get the monument built.
The memorial dedicated in 2004 has become a popular tourist destination with more than 4 million yearly visitors.
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