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NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

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NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

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(above photo from Wikipedia)

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. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

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OUR HEROES

The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.

PENNSYLVANIA’S PILLAR

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BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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10 Responses to “NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL”

  1. Gorgeous picture 🙂

  2. A beautiful memorial, Francine. President Truman’s words are very fitting indeed.

  3. Here’s to no more world war. Your post and photos are making that a possibility, Francine. Thank you. {{{hugs}}} Kozo

  4. DC has so many wonderful monuments. Glad you had fun!

  5. Such a grand memorial. The brave men and women deserve nothing less. Thanks, Francine, for sharing.

  6. Beautiful and moving!


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