West National Mall Monuments & Memorials Self Guided Walking Tour and Printable Map

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National World War II Memorial

The National World War II Memorial pays homage to America’s “Greatest Generation.” They are the citizens who came of age during the Great Depression, and then served the nation on the frontlines and at home. Construction on the memorial began in 2001 and was completed in 2004. The monument was funded by the federal government and donations from corporations and millions of individual Americans.

Friedrich St. Florian’s design was chosen during a nationwide competition. Situated at the Rainbow Pool, the 7.4-acre memorial is almost equidistant between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial consists of two triumphal arches. One arch represents the Pacific Theater of Operations, and the other symbolizes the Atlantic. Arrayed in semicircular patterns near the arches are 56 granite pillars that embody the states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories that existed at the time of the war. There are bas-reliefs depicting combat and the effort on the homefront. The “Kilroy was here” talisman is inconspicuously engraved twice on the memorial. The epicenter of the memorial is a water feature that incorporates the outline of the original Rainbow Pool. The western side of the memorial is called the Freedom Wall. It’s inscribed with over 4,000 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war.




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