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National World War II Memorial

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202-426-6841
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There are 4048 gold stars on the Freedom Wall, one star for every 100 Americans that died in WWII. 4048 doesn't sound like all that much until you see them all together on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are 4048 gold stars on the Freedom Wall, one star for every 100 Americans that died in WWII. 4048 doesn't sound like all that much until you see them all together on the wall in front of you. These memorials are so important to remind us of the sacrifice of others. This is a must see.

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New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My dad was in World War II and I was happy to have the opportunity to see the memorial, particularly after seeing the Vietnam memorial which is incredibly moving. The WWII memorial seems like a memorial designed by committee. One section for the Atlantic, one for Pacific. A subsection for Normandy another for Battle of the Bulge. It seemed like... More 

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Thank Mark S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This memorial is respectful as well as informative and beautiful! It's really worth while spending a good amount of time here both at day and at night.

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit this impeccably planned memorial. The scale matches the national and worldwide scope. The grandeur reflects our debt to the greatest generation. Stop by, reflect, and thank anyone over 80 you meet there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A large and costly monument lacking any impact. It is a bit like American food- they just don't know when to stop adding stuff! It would be well worth trying again for such an important event! See a much better monument at the Arlington Cemetery: Marine Corps War Memorial. This has real presence!

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Thank WilliamAnthony
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was an impressive monument. Very symbolic, it is a must see for everyone, whether you want to salute the soldiers who fought in the war, or see another symbol of the United States patriotism. Quite beautiful at night.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of those stumble upon, made my whole experience sort of trips...wow....the power and elegance of this memorial really impacted me and the kids...

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Lancaster, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first time seeing this memorial, and it is fantastic! Very big, very beautiful, and very well done. It is a great tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting in WWII.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to see this. Try to find a park guide to help you understand it. It is truly fascinating

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Peosta, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly thought this monument was a beautifully done tribute to the states and the soldiers that sacrificed for or country during WW2. At night, the stones came alive and since we saw this in early January, were adorned with beautiful evergreen wreaths on each states marker. It was much larger than what I had imagined, and size alone made... More 

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