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World War II Memorial

1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
| +1 202-426-6841
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4,000 Gold Stars Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Liberty, Enlightened Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
4,000 Gold Stars Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States
Liberty, Enlightened Washington, D.C. District of Columbia United States

4,000 Gold Stars

National World War II memorial honors the hundreds of thousands who fought and who died during World War II. I snapped this photograph of the Freedom Wall, which contains 4,000 gold stars to honor the over 400,000 Americans who died during World War II.

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over 4 years ago

Liberty, Enlightened

The memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C., are inspiring during the day, but at night, they are simply mesmerizing. On a chilly November night, I decided to stroll by the monuments. I had especially wanted to see the Jefferson Memorial light up over the Tidal Basin. As we passed the WWII Memorial, I stopped, awestruck by the sight of the fountains, the Lincoln Memorial in the distance, and the other visitors taking in the powerful moment of remembrance.
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