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National World War II Memorial

17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006 (National Mall)
202-426-6841
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Ranked #18 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very moving wall of gold stars which represent the 400,000 who lost their lives, etc. This is a very beautiful and appropriate memorial of the battles in the Atlantic and Pacific. I like how this is represented.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Go at night. The Mall is very safe, as late as midnight . All lit up, the memorial is gorgeous! Check it out!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The WWII Memorial is great - but the best part is when Honor Flights come to town and you can see so many WWII Veterans. They are so happy to talk to you and see the Memorial for them and their comrades. Truly a special occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most moving and expansive of the memorials in Washington. Take plenty of time to soak up the emotion that World War II generates, even for those unborn during that time. If you are lucky you may actually meet a WWII veteran visiting his memorial. If so, thank him for serving our country.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Walking through this memorial is really special; you can learn about the war and get a sense for how unifying it was for the country. Plus, it's always fun to get your picture taken with the state(s) that mean something to you.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I saw this with my uncle and the rest of an honor flight full of vets. Those folks are a special bunch and will help you to truly appreciate the memorial and all it stands for.

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Pottstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A wonderful testament to the many who served in bringing a peaceful conclusion to a horrible war. The monument is impressive, inspiring and provocative - bringing many emotions to bear during your visit.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Spectacular between the monument and Lincoln .. Wish they would hurry up and finish the side walk so all the water can be put in.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Walking down the reflecting pool area where a lot of the memorials are, I am so moved by the sacrifices given to our country. I am so glad there is WW II area. I did think more detail could have been given to the memorial, but maybe more will be done. Definitely go see it if you are in the... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit, and hopefully more veterans will be able to see it through Honor Flight. The pool/fountains were drained when we were there in frigid weather, but the memorial is special.

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