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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The entire memorial tells a huge story. Even if you know nothing about WW2 going in (but I hope that's not the case), you will come away with a greater understanding of just how much of a price was paid by those who went through this war...the soldiers, their families, our nation, and the world. We learned from a ranger... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Its made into a half-circle, so you can stand in the middle and really feel the emotions coming from every side, looking around you, thinking what they have must gone through. Well, impressive idea!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

They did an exceptional job with this memorial, somehow blending a spirit of celebration with subdued respect. It does not evoke the somber attitude of other war memorials, and I think it's fitting. After all, even though we lost many men (and women) in WWII, the end of the war was a time of celebration and pride in America's history.... More

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Abingdon, Maryland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful memorial to all of the sixteen million men and women who served during World War II. It opened in 2004 and is located near the Lincoln Memorial. There are two prominent pavilions--Atlantic and Pacific--flanking a lovely fountain. Around each of these pavilions are the 56 granite pillars, each representing the 48 states, 7 federal territories and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wnjoyed walking around it and seeing the diferent pictires that are carved in the atine. Pictures of people going off to war and damilies who had people die. Was fascinating.

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McClure, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It takes some walking around the National Mall, but this is a very beautiful memorial to the soldiers that fought in the war.

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Xanxere, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It's an unique sensation to be in a place that remind us about the War. As a fan of history you can't miss this spot. I recommend you to visit this place.

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful monument and a great place to stop and rest on your long walk up and down the mall. The fountains were going even in November! There were several Rangers there that gave tours and answered questions all free of charge. The monument is open 24 hours a day so you can visit anytime but the... More

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Words can not describe the feeling walking down into this memorial. Knowing the sacrifice people made and what so many lost.

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Encinitas, California
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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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