The World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of "the greatest generation." Friedrich St. Florian's winning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture, harmonizes with its natural and cultural surroundings, and connects the legacy of the American Revolution and the American Civil War with a great crusade to rid the world of fascism.
The memorial was dedicated in May 2004, and is the first national memorial to honor the 16 million Americans who served in that great war, and the more than 400,000 who died.
Located on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- 24 hours
- Metro Stop:
- Redline to the Farragut North Station
- Location: 17th Street Southwest, Washington DC
- Website: www.wwiimemorial.com