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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: +1 202-426-6841
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Really impressive place especially on Veterans Day. The tromp song played after the impressive band of two Scottish bagpipes. A place to remember history for yourself and your... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really impressive place especially on Veterans Day. The tromp song played after the impressive band of two Scottish bagpipes. A place to remember history for yourself and your kids.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked here from the Lincoln Memorial. It is within walkign distance. Again, to see it up close is breathtaking. Walk the circle that is created by the concrete pillars that are adorned with wreaths and read all the state names; remember all those that lost their lives and limbs in this time of our history. At night it does... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time I've seen this monument and it was just as incredible the second time as it was the first. It is so beautiful and serene. My grandfather, Howard Bloom Mason, was a Navy doctor during World War II and is in the records at this memorial. I am proud.

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Thank Susan B
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing site and well done. Look for the details carved in stone going around the memorial, it tells the history of WW 2 in carved pictures. Amazing and well done! Put on your list for DC sites to see.

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Thank StaceyC1994
Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must-see memorial. The attention to detail is amazing. It is my absolute favorite site to visit when in D.C. It can be solemn but then there is joy in seeing the new generations enjoying the water and seeing families/educators telling young people about the history behind this memorial. No state or country is omitted. I could go... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive war memorial at the middle of which is a large water feature which has a very calming influence. If you’re walking from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln memorial you’re bound to pass it.

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Thank LiciaW
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This memorial is very impressive. I was left feeling emotional at the enormous sacrifice made by so many during this conflict. This is a very fitting tribute to those who fought and have fallen in World War II. I will never forgot this visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've seen a few WW2 memorials in France, Belgium, Germany and U.K. THIS ONE IS WONDERFUL The setting with Lincoln memorial and Washington memorials helps, So clean the fountain which sounds like the ocean and two pulpits on left and right symbolising the two fronts that American fought Atlantic and Pacific, And at the back the wall of stars each... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting memorial to the War. Display of history and valor done with respect and dignity. A must see

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a simple monument with 50+ columns celebrating the soldiers of each one of the states and US territories that fought in the WWII. Beautiful fountains and the pond that leads to the Lincoln Memorial. Good for pictures, and walk

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