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“Our favorite Memorial” 5 of 5 stars
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National World War II Memorial
17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006 (National Mall)
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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“Our favorite Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It is very well done with each state represented, and the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. The hop on & off bus tour included a walking tour of the memorials, which was very informative.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“One of the most beautiful monuments ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is a "don't miss" spot in DC. Clearly one of the most beautiful monuments anywhere.And it is even more wonderful at night!

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“Just for its historical importance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

You should visit it because its very close to the main landmarks of Washington but dont expect much...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Gorgeous Memorial!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

In my opinion, the World War II Memorial is the most beautiful memorial of them all and is a definite must see on a trip to DC!

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“Just... ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The view of the WWII Memorial from a distance was beautiful and amazing. But, once inside it, I didn't really feel that same somberness that I experienced at the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials. Unlike the simplicity of the other two memorials, the WWII Memorial was somewhat complex and some of its details slightly unnecessary. For example, I found the fifty-six pillars surrounding the memorial slightly insignificant because most of these states individually had no direct or personal connection to the war. It was really unnecessary to "honor" states of the United States in a memorial dedicated to a war fought by the world. Also, there wasn't really a good spot to commemorate or pay respect to all those who sacrificed their lives in the war since It was a big memorial site It was still amazing, though, to visit this memorial and see some of the WWII veterans reminiscing their past. Also, the memorial was under construction and the fountain was turned off as well when we visited on April 2013.

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