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“Fountains are off in the winter”

National World War II Memorial
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

It sounds like this would be very nice with all the water turned on.

Highly recommend taking the double decker bus tour where you hop on and off of the bus and visit all the sites. Perfect for traveling with out a car.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

go get a picture by your state's contribution to the memorial. each state has a seal as well as a number of casualties. really tastefully done.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Okay, so maybe I'm jaundiced living here in the DC area, but frankly I am not that excited about the WWI Memorial. From an artist's perspective, it lacks the powerful emotive force of the Vietnam Memorial, or the intensity and intimacy of the Korean War Memorial. The fountain is very nice, but the wall of gold stars that is intended to represent the soldiers killed in action is woefully inadequate, it does nothing to give a visitor any sense of the magnitude of death and destruction that occurred during the war. The ring of columns representing each of the 50 states is also perplexing, it's hard to discern their meaning. But from a purely objective visitor perspective, it's just fine. Easy to access, right on the Mall, plenty of run to wander around, bathrooms close by, plenty of room for grandma's wheelchair and for the kids to chase each other, the fountain is a great spot to catch a cooling mist of water on a hot summer day, etc. So, go visit, enjoy it as a nice tribute to the Greatest Generation, but don't go looking for an emotional experience.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Being winter, the fountain was off. Even so, it is a beautiful memorial to those who served in WWII.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

A must see. It's very moving and powerful! The thought that was gone into representing so many people lost during war was thorougly thought out and very much expressed at this memorial.

Thank Elissa G
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