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 into our Washington DC itinerary planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Washington DC.
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  • I was particularly interested in the World War II Memorial because my Dad served in Okinawa. I took lots of pictures to show him. 
    I was particularly interested in the World War II Memorial because my Dad served in Okinawa. I took lots of pictures to show him.  more »
  • I stopped by here on my way to The Lincoln Memorial. World War 2 is one of the most important wars in American history. We need to know more about the war. 
    I stopped by here on my way to The Lincoln Memorial. World War 2 is one of the most important wars in American history. We need to know more about the war.  more »
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  • What amazing experience to see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and Capitol building! Some many diverse cultures and people! Exactly how this country was founded. The United States Constitution is as valid today as it was 245 years ago! Don't diminish its power to govern. WE THE PEOPLE!
  • March On Washington 2020, Get Your Knee Off Our Necks!!!

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