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National World War II Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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Nice to watch the WWII vets visit

The memorial is well done and massive in scale the thing I appreciated the most however was watching the buses full of WWII vets arriving and being escorted by current military... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
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Clarks Summit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The memorial is well done and massive in scale the thing I appreciated the most however was watching the buses full of WWII vets arriving and being escorted by current military through the memorial. Very moving and gratifying.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This memorial is outstanding and inspiring and sad! We spent so much time here and watching some of the people who bring their family members that served in this war.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It is surrounded by pillars that have the name of every state and U.S. territory that fought in the war. On opposite sides of the memorial the entrance represents the Pacific and Atlantic fronts. The wall of stars represents the over 400,000 men and women that died. As you walk in the main entrance there are bronze plaques depicting life... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We didn't actually said out with the intent of visiting the World War II Memorial, but on our way to the Lincoln Memorial from the Washington Monument, we went through the World War II Memorial. I'm glad we did. It really brought me a perspective of all the different people that fought in World War II, from all over our... More 

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Strasburg, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Again, it's required for you to go honor the men and women who serve our country and give them their life. This is a beautiful place to see.

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

When one approaches the memorial from the east or north, it doesn't appear to be as large and dramatic as it is when you're near. It is extremely well placed in the local landscape, which even makes it more appealing. It doesn't take much time to get into its details and sweep, quite remarkable and satisfying.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

You can never takeaway the effect that the USA joining in the efforts in WW11 had, but to my mind this memorial is a little bit showy and over the top, it does not have the respectful feeling that the Vietnam and Korean War memorials have, but if you are in the area it is worth a visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Just visit. It's worth the long walks, the crowds, and even the disrespectful school groups that will certainly be in your way the whole time. Make sure you stop to read everything to really get the experience.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Went there for the 1st time and enjoyed the Memorial. Alot of great detail and beautiful details around. Great view from memorial to the Lincoln memorial.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Initially, this wasn't one of the top five on our list. We would have missed a spectacular memorial! The WW II Memorial is so well done you feel the glory and sacrifice. The states are recognized in a beautiful way making this a masterpiece to behold.

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