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National World War II Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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This place brought me to tears. So many sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy. Many veterans from the war were hanging around, I wish I could have thanked them all.

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place brought me to tears. So many sacrificed for the freedom we enjoy. Many veterans from the war were hanging around, I wish I could have thanked them all.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This monument is colossal. It is beautiful. I love the stone and water. It is located near the reflecting pool in between the Washington and Lincoln monuments.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to cool down on a really hot day - spray from the fountains - and the number of commemorative columns helps you realize the magnitude of the involvement. Well-situated, hard to miss if you are on the Mall.

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Batesville, Indiana
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108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The World War II Memorial honors the brave men and women of WWII. Each of the 4048 Gold Stars represent 100 Americans that were killed during WWII. A column honors each state and territory of the USA that were serving in the war. A little known fact (actually hidden) and seldom visited is the drawing of Kilroy. To find the... More 

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Mount Kisco, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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They were the greatest generation for a reason and this memorial depicts that. Its a beautiful, emotional space to remember that Freedom Is Not Free.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this space. Very popular. Water fountains and loads of space to sit/ walk/ watch/ think. Take food/ drink with you but visit for sure, you wont be disappointed.

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Atlanta
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The World War II Memorial is beautifully done. Be sure to take your time, walk around, read, and enjoy the fountains. This is a wonderful area to reflect on our history.

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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Being the son of a WW II veteran, I believe this memorial pays solemn respect for all who served. I noticed a number of school classes visiting while I was there.

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Irvington, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very memorable. A place of tranquil and peace. Photo ops are great. Very crowded on the weekends. Very picturesque.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large-scale memorial between the Washington and Lincoln Memorials in the National Mall area. The vastness and the heaviness of the design reflects the time period commemorated and the scale of the war. Relatively-recently constructed, which is also interesting to ponder. Particularly beautiful at dusk.

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