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This memorial, dedicated in 2004, honors the 16 million Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II (1939-45).
A gorgeous tribute to those who lost their lives in WWII.
Do not listen to what Dale T. said, this is a sacred fountain not a swimming pool. Respect the memorial.
Always best at night.
The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.
This is my great-grandfather, who is a WWII vet, standing in front of the memorial. He is 98 1/2. He thought the memorial was great.
Find your state and take a picture next to it. Really cool memorial.
Bring a wide angle lens this place is huge but beautiful
Visit it at night!! It's so peaceful. The lights & fountain shut off at midnight tho.
Go see the memorial at sunset when it's all lit up and you can see the sun setting behind the Lincoln memorial. It's absolutely incredible!
Kilroy was Here
By Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese signed the Instrument of Surrender, 671,000 Americans had come home wounded. DAV was there for them then just as DAV is here now for those injured and ill. #DAVpromises
Beautiful at night. The fountain is nicely lit. Find your state under one of the wreaths.
Come @ night!
Completed in 1931, the Peristyle Doric Temple was the first war memorial on the Mall, and lists all 499 DC residents who lost their lives in the war, regardless of their rank, race, or gender.
You can dip your feet into the central fountain. Nice relief on scorching days.
I punched somebody who put their grubby feet in that fountain! Keep your kids and coins out of that pool
Go around to the back and see that Kilroy was here.
This memorial is best seen at night. The lighting is beautiful, the stars breathtaking and thought evoking.
HOW COULD U GO WRONG. GREAT WAY TO END A DATE.
Goegeous at night.
Beautifully done! A must-see!
Check out the fountains under each Theatre (Pacific and Atlantic), which name each of the battles fought in the conflict.
Such a beautiful dedication. the plaques of all the states surrounding the pond which was so serene and then waterfall with the stars that represent our fallen Heros so picturesque and also humbling
Gorgeous lights and perfect spot for a date on a moon lit night.
do not miss the bronzes on either side that depict themes/scenes from the war
I was very impressed. Nice fountain. It was nice taking a picture next to our state.
Take the time to find a quiet spot and think of those who sacrificed for us. Then snap a pic by your state.
Quite the tribute to those who served during WWII - you'd be remiss if you skipped this memorial!
By Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese signed the Instrument of Surrender, 671,000 Americans had come home wounded. DAV was there for them then just as DAV is here now for those coming home injured or ill.
Check out the marker for the state of Florida. It's easily the coolest one at the memorial.
Do not jump into the pool and start yelling "Marcello...Marcello."
Check it out at any time of the day. It is awe-inspiring to walk around and see everything that went into building it.
This place has a great view of the Lincoln Memorial. Apparently it's better with the fountains turned on.
It's not a pool!
Gorgeous monument dedicated to those who served. Great views of DC. Fun to find your state and snap a picture!
Shake hands of veterans and their families! It's a privilege to experience amazing feelings of pride. Listening to their stories makes you literally appreciate what you have. One said: "I was lucky!"
If it's really hot you can stick your feet in the fountain and not get in trouble
A wonderful site to hold rememberance
This memorial is one of the more recent ones, if you haven't visited the area in the past 10 years or so.
My great-grandfather, who is now 98 1/2, I a WWII vet. He was chosen for the Honor Flight for vets and so got to visit the memorial. He said it was amazing! I'm so proud that he is still doing well.
It's a memorial to honor our fallen dead. Not a frickin' swimming pool. Don't wade in it!
Best view of the obelisk!
Remember that they would not have built it accessible like they did if putting your feet in the water if it wasn't allowed...Veterans and soldiers alike have fought for our freedom.
The fountains turn off at midnight, just an FYI. It is amusing to watch the ducks swim after they turn off.
Впечатляющий мемориал павшим войнам во времена второй мировой войны
Mais bonito na primavera