A large monument with a lot of thought given to the sequence of events, and the different locations involved in the war. The size and symmetry of it are immediately impressive. Then you start reading the various quotes that appear on the Atlantic and Pacific sides. I found myself going back to the many panels of metal relief sculptures along the way, looking closer at the details of each scene. Facial expressions and body language frozen in time. I was not expecting such fine artwork. Words cannot do justice to the wall of stars with each star representing 100 lives.
This monument was at first impressive because of it's large size and well-thought out design, but it ended up being impressive because of the smaller details that became apparent the longer you stayed. Besides honoring the brave soldiers of WWII, this memorial also included the war effort on the home front, an era when those at home (regardless of wealth and social status) made sacrifices and contributions to keep the country running.
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