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National World War II Memorial

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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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Having past relatives in WW2 I admit I'm a bit bias, however even a fraction of putting myself in the soldier's shoes and what they did for freedom from what would have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Having past relatives in WW2 I admit I'm a bit bias, however even a fraction of putting myself in the soldier's shoes and what they did for freedom from what would have been tyranny is worth paying your respects. A simple, yet moving monument. WW2 was not glamorous or exciting; it was necessary with duty and his honor. I only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This memorial is a short walk from the Washington Monument and worth the visit. Initially you are struck by the beauty of the memorial and the design that wraps around. As you walk through it there is a wall with stars that reflect the significant number of American casualties (second only to the Civil War) that makes you stop and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped there last week as part of our DC trip and I could not have been more impressed with the job they did with this Memorial. I would highly recommend going at Sunset time as the light hitting the fountain looks just spectacular. The Memorial is very peaceful and surrounded by the United States with the Atlantic and Pacific... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were amazed at the beauty of this memorial. In a day where everyone seems to want to erase america's history, it was refreshing to see. As we approached a band was playing in the memorial, the kids were excited to be bestowed such an honor. The water was running, it was chilly out but well worth the visit!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The WWII Memorial in Washington, DC is a must see. The design, with the Atlantic battles on one side and the Pacific battles on the other, all 50 states represented, the fountains, bronze stars, and quotes from the key players during the war, is stunning. On most days, you will see many WWII veterans in their wheelchairs with their caps... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a few hours after business was done. Decided to take a stroll in the Mall. It's been 20 years since last visit. WW2 memorial, what a nice Place to spend a few hours! Not only it's beautiful, magnificent, but also educational. Join a ranger/volunteer guided tour. Our volunteer shares the story of his father's ordeal in joining the service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is an important memorial but it seems to be lost in the space and scope of the Mall. It is not as dramatic as some of the others, and spread out over a large area. So it is difficult to really get the scope and definition of what it stands for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful set up with a large fountain in the middle, and either end represents the Atlantic and Pacific involvement. Very respectfully done.

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Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This memorial is huge. But with various aspects, and well laid out and through through. It really is one that it useful to see before it gets too busy as I am sure you get a much better feel for it that way. I was lucky, got there just before a bus load of school children, and got to look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Located between the walk from Lincoln Memorial to Washington Monument.- a very beautiful WW11 memorial. All the states represented from the Pacific structure across to the Atlantic- all around a beautiful fountain. This is a wonderful memorial.

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