National World War II Memorial

"Honouring Those Who Served During the Second World War"

National World War II Memorial, Washington Overview

The National World War II Memorial honors the soldiers who fought during the second World War. It also remembers the contributions of the civilians who aided the war effort. The memorial consists of 56 columns, standing for the 48 states and various territories under the US at the time of the war. The columns are flanked by two triumphal arches. These structures surround a square and fountain that can be accessed by the public.

The Freedom Wall lies to the west, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The wall has 4,048 stars, each signifying 100 American lives lost during the war. The wall serves as a poignant reminder about the human sacrifice that the country suffered for its freedom.

Design: Friedrich St. Florian
Built to commemorate: American civilians and soldiers who served during the World War II
Timings: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Address: 1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States
Fees: Free
Closest metro station: Smithsonian Metro Station

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