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National Japanese American Memorial

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Address: Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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One of my favorite memorials in all of DC

We actually didn't intend to stop at this memorial but were walking by on our way to Unioj Station so decided to walk through it. It tells the story of a prettY dark time in US... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Missy H
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Mandan, North Dakota
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Mandan, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually didn't intend to stop at this memorial but were walking by on our way to Unioj Station so decided to walk through it. It tells the story of a prettY dark time in US history and it seems to be a pretty honest depiction of what happened to Japanese citizens living in this country during WWII. The quotes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Don't fail to visit this memorial, across the street from the mall, especially if, like me, you never learned about the Japanese Internment in school. A sculpture of two cranes escaping from barbed wire is surrounded by the names and populations of the internment camps. Japanese American service in WWII is also memorialized, with quotes from prominent Japanese Americans who... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The official name for this site should be "The Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II". The Japanese American Memorial is located with in walking distance from the Capitol and Union Station. Visitors who come to visit this area should add the memorial on the agenda. It is a very nice simple design reflection of Japanese culture with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This was beautiful sight and Memorial. We all know how great and beautiful the Lincoln, Washington, and WW2 memorial are, but this one is great too. A little isolated closer to the capital. It is a great site! Highly recommended if your near union station or the capital!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visited this memorial during Cherry Blossom. It's such calm cozy place. The memorial bell (by Paul Matisse) doesn't work though. Wished could hear its sound.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I passed this on the way to the Capitol. Such a tranquil and beautiful spot. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I stumbled on this memorial several years ago, and like to spend a few minutes there whenever I'm in Washington. I took a friend of mine there (her mother is Japanese), she lives in DC and didn't know it was there. It's easy to walk right past. It's a very solemn site, well done. It's a good reminder that sometimes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nicely built, subdued in a way, this place is very tranquil and conducive to meditation. It is truly a hidden treasure that should be on everybody's map, while visiting DC. It's also difficult to miss for anyone who from the Capitol, wanted to reach either the museums or the White House... I A good opportunity to learn to recognize one's... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Beautiful memorial to the Japanese Americans who fought and died for America. It so sad that many of these men who fought in World War II had many of their family members in internment camps.True Americans.

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite hidden gems, the other is the Einstein monument. It's in the area of the Capitol and Union Station. It's usually a lovely, serene place to just sit and be mindful. It was particularly beautiful this week surrounded by cherry blossoms.

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