St. Louis soldiers memorial falls short of national monument

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 8:55 a.m. CDT; updated 5:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 15, 2012

ST. LOUIS — It looks like the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis is unlikely to become a national monument.

St. Louis Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay proposed turning the memorial and military history museum into a national monument. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that a federal report found that it lacks the "national significance" to become a national monument.

The decision isn't final. The National Park Service will continue to take public comments until April 13.

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