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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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A historical step back in time!

It was humbling to walk through this beautiful memorial to the men and women whom so valiantly defended our life, liberty and pursue of freedom!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

It was humbling to walk through this beautiful memorial to the men and women whom so valiantly defended our life, liberty and pursue of freedom!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

A fantastic memorial to those who lost their lives in World War 2. Read the plaques on the wall and prepare to feel humble. Respect the memorial and those who lost their lives, put those damn mobile phones away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

A nice place to visit, good for family walk. As it's right next to the Lincoln memorial, it's also convenient for visitors.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

So beautiful and a definite must see while in DC. Such a gorgeous memorial to remember such a tragic event. We went at dusk and it made for gorgeous views across the National Mall.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My Dad was a WWII veteran and I think it should be more grand with some statues. This was a major effort for the US and should not be cheapened with mediocrity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We strolled around the National Mall in the evening time. This monument is absolutely stunning in the evening time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Half way between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument is this amazing collection of monuments and fountains. Enjoy the roar of the water and pay homage to all those who are honoured by this memorial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a fitting tribute to those lost during WW2. it is at the opposite end of the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial. Visited twice, firs in February when it was drained of water because of the severe winter. Visited in June and the fountains were all working. Very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The fountains are so pretty. Is really quite extensive. There are quotes to read and information but it's not dry. It is nice to walk through it. We took some really pretty and thoughtful photos here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

There are so many details that went into this memorial. The fountains, the Atlantic and Pacific 'bookend' towers, the wall of gold stars to represent those who died, the pillars of every state...it is fantastic. A must see.

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