World War I I Memorial, Washington D. C.
World War I I Memorial, Washington D. C. - Address, Phone Number
Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington D.C., 20006 (National Mall)
Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
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About World War I I Memorial, Washington D. C.
The World War II Memorial is a monument that stands in remembrance of the massive human losses faced by the United States in the worst war that mankind has ever seen. The beautifully constructed memorial is homage to those who lost their lives in the terrible war.
Pillars and a small arch stand in a huge circle surrounding a serene central fountain. The place is symbolic of the trials associated with the dark times in world history that marked the World Wars. There are several carvings and murals that grace this meaningful monument. There are also several writings that have been engraved into various places that give a deeper meaning to the place. The freedom wall is another part of this structure. This landmark is a definite must visit while in Washington D.C. and forms one of the highlights of the many important memorials in the National Mall area.
World War I I Memorial Information
- The memorial incorporates two engravings of "Kilroy was here", an image that speaks to the vicinity of American officers throughout WWII.
How To reach World War I I Memorial by Public Transport
- Independence Avenues
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Up front I am a retired combat veteran and my wife also currently serves. As we walked up to this monument we were in awe by the polished stone. Pacific, Atlantic, States and Countries all identified by carvings inlaid in the stone. It also achieves respect through Land Sea and Air from the water pool centrally located. There are famous sayings all around to read and ponder. I enjoyed it, but I walked away with a sense of dismay due to the "tourism celebrity" that this memorial has become. There were so many people just walking by and snapping photos. Most did not even understand the history or impacts of the war. Worth seeing, as it attempts to make up for the past.
The National World War II Memorial is one of the most inspiring in DC for these reasons: 1) It's lit at night- the best time to go. How they arranged the lights is magical as you watch the giant fountain spray up water back lit by lights. It's flanked by the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial also lit up making for great night photography. 2) Often times you will see WWII vets from around the world at this memorial. Many of them love being asked there story. 3) Each pillar represents a US state. It's fun to find your home state and take a photo by it. If you're on the Mall any way, make this a MUST DO!
A powerful and awe inspiring visit. When we visited there were a few honor flights of veterans there. To walk around and see the stars that portray the loss of nearly a 1/2 million Americans and to do next to someone who lived it was humbling. We owe those men and women so much. It was a privilege to share that moment with them. And to be able to thank these veterans seemed like the least we could do.
Simple but stunning display to honor those that served in World War II. They have monuments to all the states and territories and I thought it was pretty amazing. It is not flashy, it is pretty huge though, but the view is amazing across from the Lincoln Memorial. Definitely worth a stop.
When you look at Google Maps, you can easily think that you'll visit the WWII Memorial AND the Capitol building in the same day. Well, if you plan to do so, wear comfortable shoes, because it's a long stretch, and you may be asking for a cab/uber back. The WWII memorial, like the Lincoln memorial is beautiful at night as well.