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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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This has to be one of the most in-depth war memorials I've seen.

Europe and the Pacific are represented. The states and territories are displayed on the columns. Famous quotes are on every corner. A definite must see across from the Washington... read more

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Europe and the Pacific are represented. The states and territories are displayed on the columns. Famous quotes are on every corner. A definite must see across from the Washington monument

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love coming to DC and walking around this Memorial. It's beautiful and allows you so many areas to take it all in. Don't forget to visit the little "house" with computers outside to search for your loved ones who served in WWII.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Visited as part of our city break. A natural passing point on the way to the Lincoln memorial. Beautiful and thought provoking. Recounts all the contributors and major actions of the war. As a Brit we're bound by shared history and your comradeship and cammeradarie in Ww1 and 2 and countless other campaigns. God bless your country, veterans and families.

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Thank David M
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Really impressive place especially on Veterans Day. The tromp song played after the impressive band of two Scottish bagpipes. A place to remember history for yourself and your kids.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked here from the Lincoln Memorial. It is within walkign distance. Again, to see it up close is breathtaking. Walk the circle that is created by the concrete pillars that are adorned with wreaths and read all the state names; remember all those that lost their lives and limbs in this time of our history. At night it does... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time I've seen this monument and it was just as incredible the second time as it was the first. It is so beautiful and serene. My grandfather, Howard Bloom Mason, was a Navy doctor during World War II and is in the records at this memorial. I am proud.

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Richmond, Virginia
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This is an amazing site and well done. Look for the details carved in stone going around the memorial, it tells the history of WW 2 in carved pictures. Amazing and well done! Put on your list for DC sites to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must-see memorial. The attention to detail is amazing. It is my absolute favorite site to visit when in D.C. It can be solemn but then there is joy in seeing the new generations enjoying the water and seeing families/educators telling young people about the history behind this memorial. No state or country is omitted. I could go... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive war memorial at the middle of which is a large water feature which has a very calming influence. If you’re walking from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln memorial you’re bound to pass it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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This memorial is very impressive. I was left feeling emotional at the enormous sacrifice made by so many during this conflict. This is a very fitting tribute to those who fought and have fallen in World War II. I will never forgot this visit.

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