National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial
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Consisting of 56 pillars that represent the U.S. states and territories, this impressive national monument honors all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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  • Louise M
    Castle Rock, Colorado3,713 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Memorial!
    This was one of my favorite things we did on our walking tour of the Washington DC Memorials. The World War II Memorial was stunning, and felt very accessible. My granddaughter and I took off our shoes and dangled our feet in the pond and really connected to the whole place.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Mili821
    Mumbai, India326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Should visit once
    Quite a humbling experience when we go through the names on wall and understand the history a bit more. Just sitting by the pond, feet dipped in water will give needed peace. Its a quick trip between famous places so do stop by enjoy the peace.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,637 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sadly becoming a leisure place
    I visited twice - once on the night tour and again whilst walking the Mall. Sadly, what should be a peaceful memorial to the fallen of WW2 has become something of a leisure facility, with people treating it as a water feature and playground with little respect for its true purpose. It is still worth walking round and reflecting on the memorials themselves, as well as enjoying the views both ways along the Mall.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Whitney D
    Racine, Wisconsin100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Memorial
    Another memorial on your main walk to visit several and this is another one you shouldn't miss. Its quite a site to see and you can really take your time to explore the memorial. Its breath taking and such an amazingly beautiful memorial. Its on your way from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Monument so if you like to walk, take you time to do so.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Kevin B
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning and a fitting tribute
    The World War II Memorial is a gorgeous memorial that's located at the end of the reflecting pool across from The Lincoln Memorial (near The Washington Monument). It had a fountain in the middle and is flanked by large pillars for the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and smaller pillars for all of the states. It's shocking to think that this memorial was only completed in 2004 as it feels much older and feels like it was always there. It's one of my favorite memorials and one that I would visit every time I was in D.C.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 January 2024
  • Ddb2422
    Arlington, Virginia673 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive design and great way to remember those who served our great nation.
    This is another location that I had not taken advantage of going to while living here in DC. On the day we visited I was able to meet two WWII veterans who were visiting the location as part of an honor flight. It was awesome to hear their stories and discuss their amazing lives. I would highly recommend visiting this location.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 19 May 2024
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Ddb2422
Arlington, VA673 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
This is another location that I had not taken advantage of going to while living here in DC. On the day we visited I was able to meet two WWII veterans who were visiting the location as part of an honor flight. It was awesome to hear their stories and discuss their amazing lives.

I would highly recommend visiting this location.
Written 19 May 2024
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Fuma
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing place to visit! Consequences of human actions and the pinnacle of what war creates. Truly horrifying and beautiful at the same time.
Written 13 May 2024
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
When we went to the World War II memorial on our US History tour, I was getting tired out and didn’t enjoy it as much as I ought to have. There is a beautiful tall monument for each state, in a circle around a very pretty fountain. There was a beautiful waterfall feature, and a long wall of stars representing 100 war deaths for each star. It wasn’t the best picture taking as it was shortly before sunset. The memorial was very nicely done, and I was glad to have gone there.
Written 4 May 2024
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK9,500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
When you are walking along the National Mall towards or from the Lincoln Memorial, you walk past the National World War II Memorial.
It's beautiful to,llok at and the fountains are an added bonus.
Written 14 April 2024
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Everything about this varied and detailed memorial is well thought out and not only appropriate to commemorating the conflict, but also the generation and their position in the broader base of the historical period. The layout, architecture, and display take the visitor to the 1940s while providing place and peace for reflection.
Written 3 March 2024
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN3,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The World War II Memorial is a gorgeous memorial that's located at the end of the reflecting pool across from The Lincoln Memorial (near The Washington Monument). It had a fountain in the middle and is flanked by large pillars for the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and smaller pillars for all of the states. It's shocking to think that this memorial was only completed in 2004 as it feels much older and feels like it was always there. It's one of my favorite memorials and one that I would visit every time I was in D.C.
Written 23 January 2024
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Joanna S
Ohio22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful memorial set between Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. We walked around at sunset and the pictures were amazing. Worth visiting!
Written 5 January 2024
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Whitney D
Racine, WI100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Another memorial on your main walk to visit several and this is another one you shouldn't miss. Its quite a site to see and you can really take your time to explore the memorial. Its breath taking and such an amazingly beautiful memorial. Its on your way from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Monument so if you like to walk, take you time to do so.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY8,623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Just like the other memorials, another beauty. What's amazing about all of them, they're free. Beautiful water feature and attention to detail on this one as well.
Written 21 October 2023
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GSM_uk
Crawley, UK287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
As known to showcase the historical past, what’s captivates me are the people sitting around dipping there feet and legs in the fountain area to cool down from the hot weather when we visited. Originally from the Philippines to see some familiar places back home written in one of the landmarks in Washington DC ….
Written 24 September 2023
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