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National World War II Memorial

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Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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This is a majestic memorial to WWII. I will mean more if you have an ancestor who was a veteran of the war.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a majestic memorial to WWII. I will mean more if you have an ancestor who was a veteran of the war.

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Moultrie, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entire memorial area is beautiful and is truly one that honors World War II soldiers. I was impressed with the individuals states represented.

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Thank Nani1995
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is quite a stunning memorial. I particularly like some of the inscriptions. take your time to look at the detail. I was there with Veterans experiencing DC and the Memorial through an Honor Flight and it was an amazing experience to share with my 3 year old son.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

the water fountains are treat to eyes and you can see 50 pillars for each state encircling the memorial...

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Memorial is beautiful and long over due. I pays tribute to all that served in WW II. The placards along the wall are very detailed and display various aspects of the war. We took our GS Troop.

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Montvale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful memorial to those who served in WW II. The most touching moment for me was to see our vets visiting and reacting. It was very emotional at times. Take time to walk the whole thing to appreciate all the aspects of it. Sorry it took so long to honor these veterans.

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Thank JoAnne P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My father was at the dedication of this memorial in 2004. I was so glad he was able to see it. Beautiful monument and fountains. Very moving tribute to everyone who served in WWII.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are quite a few inscriptions and hidden things throughout this memorial. Take a deep look around and you'll find some interesting items.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful memorial for WWII. However, the closest restrooms are at the Washington Monument (not far but be aware).

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Thank D L
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came after sunset. Although we've been to DC before this was new for us. It was in progress at the time. Incredible to see lit up at night.

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