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“Beautiful juxtaposition to the war”

National World War II Memorial
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Beautiful juxtaposition to the war”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

My wife and I visited this memorial at night to work on some night photography. This memorial is photogenic, beautifully designed, well lit and felt "grand." We'd visited a couple of years ago during the day during the winter, and it was crowded and felt sort of sterile; however, we got a different feeling on this most recent visit. At night it is less crowded, the memorial is lit up, and because it was summer, the fountains were on. While my wife took photos, I basked in the peace and tranquility of the monument and the moment. I thought about that this memorializes the worst and bloodiest war in world history, and juxtaposition of death and war with the serenity of the memorial was very well done. I thought that after the war many people must have felt what this memorial instills in its visitors: peace, gratitude and hope for a better world. It's a great memorial to visit and reflect, especially after the sun goes down.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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“Well Done”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This memorial is beautiful, and more so at night. This is a well done memorial for all the men and women lost. Every state is represented. Beautiful sculptures throughout, just fantastic.

Visited September 2013
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Worth a visit to this impressive memorial to the fallen of WW2; a huge pool, flanked either side by pillars to both the Atlantic and Pacific areas of operation, with the pillars inscribed with the US States.
Set between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Memorial, its clever design prevents either of those memorials being hidden.

Visited September 2013
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Eugene
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“Very Touching”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Amazing views and great quotes from leaders adorn the granite walls. Water features help add to the solemn beauty of this place with the Washington monument and Lincoln Memorial on each side.
Breathtaking.

Visited September 2013
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“A fitting tribute on the national mall”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Being free the price can't be beat. This monument place between the Washington and Lincoln Memorial is a fitting location to honor all those who sacrificed so much to maintain a free world the 20th century. There is so much symbolism in the memorial that it's worth having a discussion or tour by one of the Rangers.

Visited September 2013
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