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National World War II Memorial, Washington DC

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A tribute to all American soldiers and civilians who served in World War II, National World War II Memorial consists of 56 granite pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches. The pillars stand in a semicircle around a large plaza featuring two walls, which picture scenes of the war in bas relief. Approach the memorial from the southern or the northern end to see soldiers undergoing physical exams, taking the oath, combating the enemy, and returning home. On the western side of the memorial you can also visit a wall featuring 4,048 stars, each representing 100 soldiers who died in the war, with the front of the panel displaying the words, "Here we mark the price of freedom." Put National World War II Memorial at the forefront of your travel plans using our Washington DC itinerary maker.
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  • We spent probably 20 mins looking around this memorial and fountain. It's a beautiful place to just stroll around and take some pictures. 
  • Cute place to take you a photo panoramic, because is oval... take it from above, then low to feel all the magnificence of the place
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  • Outstanding tribute to the men who gave their lives to attain world peace. Place is well kept. It is strategically located between Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, great men in the US history...  read more »
  • An other memorial. It nice I guess. It's new. It was built in 2004, way after the war was over. I couldn't figure out why George W. Bush's name was etched in the stone. Whatever. It's a nice pool with beautiful views between the Lincoln and Washington memorials.
  • Cool place. If you are looking for Florida it is the first one on the left. I mention this cos it is hidden. Nice place to cool down on a hot day.
  • Beautiful in its complexity, so much thought and detail put into this recent memorial. The rush of water is loud yet relaxing. Wish there wasn't so many Pokèmon Go players around!
  • Excellent memorial to the brave soldiers who fought across the globe in the Second World War. The mix of water, images, and quotes is outstanding and the setting between the Lincoln and Washington Monuments is ideal.
  • Very much a reaction to Maya Lin's iconic Vietnam memorial this site is as "classic" as you can get. Truly stunning and palpable. Don't forget to look for the hidden Kilroys.
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