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.
By Brianna Simmons, AFAR Local Expert
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4,000 Gold Stars
National World War II memorial.This is the place that memorializes 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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