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National World War II Memorial

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: +1 202-426-6841
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Sobering tribute

Such a loss, will we learn? That is what struck me about the memorials, well thought out with the different states represented.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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Alton, United Kingdom
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Such a loss, will we learn? That is what struck me about the memorials, well thought out with the different states represented.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The World War II Memorial is breathtaking! Truly a tribute to the veterans of the Greatest Generation. We would suggest that it would be impossible to walk past this memorial without stopping.

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Houthalen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like at home in Europe whenever I visit a war memorial. I choke and turn sad when I see all the names of all the man and women who lost there lives because of the war. This is a very nice and peaceful place. Stay a while and enjoy the silence .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I liked the hedges that showed each state on them. Thought this was awesome. Great place to snap a picture and get good views. I stopped by after visiting the Lincoln Memorial.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The memorial is very simple, but also very moving tribute to those who served during WWII. Since I had family members who fought and died or were wounded, it meant a great deal to visit this hallow ground.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of walking , hills and stairs to climb but all so worth the while. If you can walk a lot then you can see all these things, and marvel at how wonderful they are presented,public transportation very accessible.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I really don't like this memorial. I think a good memorial should be like a good painting -- it should look great from far away, and when you get close-up it should still be interesting to look at. This memorial looks great from far away, but it doesn't stand close... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was another excellent stop on the way over to the Lincoln Memorial down from the Washington monument and a must stop. Great place to walk around, reflect, and take in the beautiful fountains. There are also really good, really clean public amenities here, with water and bathrooms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monument is a true monument - makes you feel small and puts things in place. Also very cool to see at night.

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Don't think I learnt anything in particular. I didn't ask much about the place I just think the space has the most amazing lighting and the grayish granite makes for an amazing natural filter.

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