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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 #15 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was an extremely beautiful display honoring our men and women who lost their lives In World War II

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

All memorials have a Nice setting and are set- up taking dignity and power into consideration, its a Nice walk along them and see them all

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Dungannon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is perhaps the most beautiful of all the memorials in the D.C. area. While it lacks the shock of the Wall it is still a very fitting reminder of the war and the greatness of that generation.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Large open air expanse. Reflects the global desperation in which the war took place. Lots of references to history in the murals and marble flooring.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are within 50 miles of this Memorial - take the drive to visit it. Truly the most amazing Memorial I've been to along with the Vietnam Wall. I wish my father-in-law, who served in WWII was still alive to have witnessed it. Very peaceful and serene - take time to stop and reflect why you are here and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Of all the recently built memorials, this one is the best. I can't believe this memorial is already ten years old. The memorial is beautiful designed. Great views, great photo opportunities and inspiring to visit as you often see World War II veterans present who are happy to share their stories. A lovely outdoor space. There is not a metro... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Was able to visit while many Angel Flight (WWII Vets) were getting their first glimpse of their memorial. Touching to see them now: honorable, humble and still never afraid to fight for freedom. The 2 fronts depiction is remarkable and makes it the best War Memorial on the Mall!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are at the Mall, you can't miss it in view. It's worth the walk down from the Washington Monument and reflect on it's meaning. This like all of our war memorials, is what being in DC is all about. It doesn't do tricks...it makes you remember why we have our freedom.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Near knew this was so big. Taking time to really soak in the impact the War had on all the counties involved. This was my parents war so I heard and learned but this memorial brought it home.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First said, my husband and I are WW2 history buffs. Been to Normandy. Watched dozens and dozens of documentaries. Our shelves are filled with history books. My expactations for this memorial were guite high. This being mentioned, I was a little disappointed. It is beautifully made, but I missed the "Oh my gosh, so many people in so many battles... More

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