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The National World War II Memorial
- The National World War II Memorial
- THE AMERICAS
- Alt Name:
- United States
- World War Two
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Washington DC
- Washington DC,
- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Korean War Veterans Memorial ,
United States Holocaust Museum , Arlington National Cemetery,
about The National World War II Memorial
The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC is a US monument commemorating the Second World War, particularly those who fought in the US armed forces and those civilians who assisted in and were affected by the conflict.
World War II was a multi-national conflict initially prompted by Germany’s invasion of Poland and which took place from 1939 until 1945, when the Allies emerged victorious. The US entered the war in 1941 as it declared war on Japan for its attack on Pearl Harbor. A staggering sixteen million US troops participated in the war.
The National World War II Memorial is a circular fountain surrounded by fifty-six columns and two arches. To the west of the National World War II Memorial is a wall, known as the Freedom Wall, containing 4,048 stars, each representing 100 Americans who perished in the conflict. Also displayed are films and photographic depictions of the war and those who fought in it.
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Address: The National World War II Memorial, 17th Street SW, Washington DC, USA
Phone: 202 426 6841
The National World War II Memorial is located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument within the National Mall in Washington DC. By metro it can be reached via the orange and blue lines to either Smithsonian Station or Federal Station
The National World War II Memorial is open daily at all times. Rangers are on site daily, 9:30am-11:30pm.
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