I finally got around to posting my visit to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. I must say that this (like the Vietnam Memorial Wall) is much better to see in person than it is to see in pictures. It is so large that it is hard to capture in photographs.

 

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - Pacific Side with Flag

WWII-Memorial-DC – Pacific Side with Flag

WWII-Memorial-DC - Atlantic Side 1

WWII-Memorial-DC – Atlantic Side 1

The memorial encompasses an oval area around a fountain. On one side is a tribute to the Pacific War and on the other side is a tribute to the Atlantic War.

 

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - Oregon and California State Pillars

WWII-Memorial-DC – Oregon and California State Pillars

Each of the pillars that are located around the oval represent a state.

 

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - WWII Plaque

WWII-Memorial-DC – WWII Plaque

Under each centerpiece is a plaque.

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - Col Hobby Quote

WWII-Memorial-DC – Col Hobby Quote

WWII-Memorial-DC - Gen Marshall Quote

WWII-Memorial-DC – Gen Marshall Quote

The walls of the memorial are filled with profound quotes from the war and those that served abroad or at home.

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - The Price of Freedom

WWII-Memorial-DC – The Price of Freedom

This is one of the more solemn parts of the memorial – “Here We Mark the Price of Freedom” – also known as the Freedom Wall.  America lost over 400,000 good people during the war. This is meant to remember them as each star here represents 100 of those that died in the war.

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - Pacific Side and Fountains

WWII-Memorial-DC – Pacific Side and Fountains

It is really a beautiful memorial to see.

 

WWII-Memorial-DC - Fountains and Washington Memorial in Background

WWII-Memorial-DC – Fountains and Washington Memorial in Background

This view has the Washington Monument included on a beautiful day.

 

 

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This memorial is grand in size as a tribute to those that fought and those that died. Nearly everyone knows of a relative that was affected by the war. Well worth seeing in person.

For more information check out the following:

http://wwiimemorial.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_World_War_II_Memorial

https://www.nps.gov/wwii/index.htm

 

 

WWII Memorial - Washington DC

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