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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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The WW II Memorial is testimony to the men and women who saved the world - yes, the greatest generation. Definitely worth a visit, plus it's an easy walk to the Washington... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The WW II Memorial is testimony to the men and women who saved the world - yes, the greatest generation. Definitely worth a visit, plus it's an easy walk to the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, the White House, and the Martin Luther King Memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Given a large, impressive site and a setting on the Nationall Mall this is a clear indication of how importan the losses in WW11 were to the country. Imposing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the atmosphere of peace and serenity at this monument. The symbolism is pretty powerful here and I recommended at least googling what each part of the monument means. "Kilroy was here!"

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth seeing. Found it interesting watching obviously American tourists finding their own states on each of the surrounding columns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Another "new" monument for me, are like pillars reaching up towards Heaven to commemorate our Heroes from WWII. All 50 states and Allied territories are depicted on these pillars reminding us of all those involved with this war. I loved that each pillar had a different wreath and that there was a Pacific and Atlantic side representing the worldwide battles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC is a must see. We must never forget the sacrifices that so many people made during that time in history. The memorial is beautiful and peaceful with plaques for every state and territory. It is located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. You can take the Circulator Bus and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Every single State has its own monument in this circle. Really beautiful, with the fountain in the centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This peaceful setting reminded me of the American Cemetery in Normandy, France. In each case it is difficult to think about the sacrifices made by so many young people for the sake of future generations.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The memorial is totally impersonal. It does not convey the sacrifice, sadness, hardship of the war. There's no plague or markers to explain the major battles nor why the war was fought nor the social and political changes it caused. The memorial is just a lot of concrete and fountains with kids running through them. You have to ask the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very young children won't get the meaning of the monument, but they will be impressed with the grandeur and fountains. Adults and older kids will be impacted by the stars that signify the number of Americans killed in WWII. Families will likely want to take a family photo under the wreath that signifies their home state. It is an easy... More 

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