Brush removal will allow you to see the memorial better from Main Street and energy upgrades will cut down on the cost of the flame.
The Dedication Wall on Pershing Road will be refurbished.
The museum will remain open during the renovation.
"What's excited about that is no new tax dollars, but its creating jobs; it's going to make this place even more beautiful and more visitor friendly and we're really gonna be able to shine by 2014 when the centennial begins, said Denise Rendina with the National World War I Museum.
The museum and memorial are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Memorial Day. The museum and memorial are open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.