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National World War II Memorial

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Address: 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Near 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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Well done Memorial

This was our first visit to the World War II Memorial. It is very large and well done with the Atlantic and Pacific theaters represented as well as the individual states. There is... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
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Niagara Falls
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was our first visit to the World War II Memorial. It is very large and well done with the Atlantic and Pacific theaters represented as well as the individual states. There is a central fountain which provides a calming, peaceful effect.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A memorial fit for soldiers who gave their today for our tomorrow. This whole area is brilliant and all Washington residents should be proud of the memorial.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

My late father fought in the Pacific in the Navy during the War. To see his home state (Missouri) and the list of major battles around the base of the Pacific fountain brought me to tears. This is a very simple and inviting monument, with people cooling their feet in the reflecting pool, enjoying the freedom so many brave men... More 

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Jenison, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I loved walking around this memorial and all the different pools and fountains. It was neat to see all the different states on each pillar surrounding the main fountain. A must see when visiting the national mall.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

RIP to those who gave all of themselves to this war. This is truly a place to reflect and value our country's greatness and sacrifice. I lost two great uncles that I never met, but my grandmother spoke often of them...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We visited the memorial as part of a tour of the main Washington sites. The design of the memorial is stunning and you need a lot more time than we had to see it properly

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Well presented and very clean memorial with excellent wheelchair access. Lovely fountains and water displays but alas some parents ignoring signs by allowing children to jump about screaming in the fountains, I realise ut was a warm day but personally i thought this showed disrespect to the meaning of the memorial and also total disregard ti the signs asking you... More 

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Lima
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This memorial is so critical to our countries ability to provide peace for those who sacrificed their sons and daughters. A place to reflect and value our countries greatness.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Hail to the Victors! again and again and again. Maybe WWII is just too big for a single memorial. So much happened - a true worldwide war - that maybe you just build something to pat yourself on the back. I liked the signage and stories, but not so much all the stone and bronze.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

As large scale as the National World War II Memorial is, and as prominently situated at the heart of the National Mall, it just doesn't pack the emotional punch of the Vietnam or Korean War Memorials. Perhaps had I lived through that conflict, nothing more would be needed to unleash a torrent of emotion. Every field of conflict, every branch... More 

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