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.
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.
Each of the pillars that are located around the oval represent a state.
Under each centerpiece is a plaque.
The walls of the memorial are filled with profound quotes from the war and those that served abroad or at home.
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.
It is really a beautiful memorial to see.
This view has the Washington Monument included on a beautiful day.
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.
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