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Tips for World War II Memorial

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.

- The Transit Navigator

Do not listen to what Dale T. said, this is a sacred fountain not a swimming pool. Respect the memorial.

- Ching Yu ™

World War II Memorial

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.

- Nancy

Find your state and take a picture next to it. Really cool memorial.

- Matt Luciano

Bring a wide angle lens this place is huge but beautiful

- Jason Biggs

World War II Memorial

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!

- Amy Wilson

Kilroy was Here

- Ryan Underwood

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

- DAV - Disabled American Veterans

Visit it at night!! It's so peaceful. The lights & fountain shut off at midnight tho.

- Lori TenEyck

Come @ night!

- Alessandro Barchi

I punched somebody who put their grubby feet in that fountain! Keep your kids and coins out of that pool

- Jeffrey Sawicki

World War II Memorial

Gorgeous monument dedicated to those who served. Great views of DC. Fun to find your state and snap a picture!

- Michelle L

Go around to the back and see that Kilroy was here.

- Jim Virgin

This memorial is best seen at night. The lighting is beautiful, the stars breathtaking and thought evoking.

- Dan Burkhardt

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.

- Embaixada EUA Brasil

Beautiful at night. The fountain is nicely lit. Find your state under one of the wreaths.

- Jared Sak

Goegeous at night.

- Christina

Beautifully done! A must-see!

- Carie Jones

Always best at night.

- Read Holman

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