World War II Memorial

Entrance sign to the World War II Memorial

The Memorial

The National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. honors the brave soldiers who have served in the United States Armed Forces during the second world war. A total of 16 million soldiers were active during the time, with more than 400,000 paying the ultimate price. The memorial is located at the eastern end of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

Shaped like an oval, the central memorial square is surround by fifty-six granite columns, each of which standing for one the 48 states, as well as 8 territories that made up the United States at the time.

The memorial’s western end is home to the curved Freedom Wall, which contains a total of 4,048 stars, each representing 100 fallen soldiers. An inscription reads “Here we mark the price of freedom”.

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1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

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