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National World War II Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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Beautiful Memorial

A beautiful memorial to all those who served in WWII. Make sure to look at the frieze on either side of the grass tiers above the fountain.

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A beautiful memorial to all those who served in WWII. Make sure to look at the frieze on either side of the grass tiers above the fountain.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Walking around and within the WWII memorial is a sobering experience. My Dad served overseas with many other young men helping to safe freedoms for the European nations. The women they left behind with the children served also in keeping the home and many work places running smoothly. So many sacrifices by so many showing their appreciation for this nation... More 

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This is one of the best memorials I've seen. The water fountains were amazing and it was so accessible from all sides. A wonderful sight halfway between the Washington monument and the Lincoln memorial.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My father and my wife's father both fought in WWII. It was both moving and interesting to see the WWII Memorial. We have been to DC countless times (my wife's father is buried at Arlington National Cemetery), but had never seen the WWII Memorial. We were invited by a business associate of mine to take a guided tour of the... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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My husband and I were in D.C. during the Thanksgiving holiday. Neither of us had been since we were in high school (40 years!). I'd never seen the WWII Memorial before and I must say I was moved to tears. My daddy served in the Navy during WWII as well as several uncles. It truly was the greatest generation. This... More 

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New York City, New York
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This was worth the stop: it's quite large, and open. There's a beautiful fountain in the center and there's plenty of seating built into the memorial itself, so you can rest and reflect.

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Toledo, Ohio
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This is a very nice memorial to WWII. There is a column for each state. Be sure to look up in arches for sculptures. A fitting tribute to WWII.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful memorial in daylight or at night. Quiet and peaceful place of solitude and remembrance. In walking distance to many museums and other monuments, worth a stop for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite moving - money well spent on this memorial. It represents everyone, smack in the middle of the mall and quite beautiful. Look One Direction and there is the Washington Monument while the Lincoln Memorial is at the opposite end.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Europe and the Pacific are represented. The states and territories are displayed on the columns. Famous quotes are on every corner. A definite must see across from the Washington monument

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