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National World War II Memorial

17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006 (National Mall)
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Encinitas, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate to visit the memorial the weekend prior to Veteran's Day and see a large number of WWII veterans at the memorial. A humbling experience. Soon there will not be any living men from that time.

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guangzhou china
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful frame for the reflecting pool. Well thought out. Not as emotional as the Vietnam Memorial wall but somehow fitting

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A beautiful monument that highlighted the states and people who served. The monument consists of several fountains surrounded by marble columns, sculptures, and flags.

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Nazareth, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I was able to meet some WWII veterans at the memorial, and I was very moved by their stories and kindness. I felt very humbled by the amount of men whose names line the wall of the memorial and thankful for their sacrifices.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is such a great place to take pictures. You have so many options, and it can be overwhelming. The Memorial itself is unique. I really like the fact that it creates a huge circle which to me signifies the unity of the nation involved. The fountains add a nice touch, and the reminder the entirety of the area provides... More

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The memorial is beautiful and the best part was that the day we were there, they were honoring PA vets from WWII and the service was super moving. Each was holding a picture of themselves in their uniforms back in the 40's and it was just so touching.

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Mancos, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Love the fountains here and how they frame the Washington Memorial in the background. This is one of the newer Memorial's and is very centrally located. If you have a relative who fought in WW II you can stop by the Kiosk and use the interactive computers to look them up and see the information the Dept of Defense has... More

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a reminder of the many lives lost during the war. From the pillars dedicated to each state, to the wall of stars, to the poignant quotes carved into the granite walls. This is a monument that deserves a visit.

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Northfield, New Jersey
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The design of this memorial is well done. It was also night to read about how it is laid out, at the kiosks near the entrance. It is lovely at night!

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Missoula, Montana
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Walk in the circle around the memorial which depicts every country and states assisting in WWII. My dad served in the European Theater and I've visited this memorial several times. Such a sense of honor and pride is reflected here.

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