• World War II Memorial

    World War II Memorial

    District of Columbia


The Memorial In Context

It is here, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where the United States proudly proclaims the continuity of our Union and protects the memories of those who have struggled to maintain and perfect it. The World War II Memorial occupies a place of honor along this central vista, and takes its rightful place among some of the great icons of American history. More...


The Memorial Elements

Numerous elements fit together to tell the story of World War II and the "Greatest Generation." Click here to read more.


National Park Service Sites Related To World War II

  • Aleutian World War II National Historical Park, Aleutian Islands
  • American Memorial Park, Northern Mariana Islands
  • Edward R. Murrow Park, National Mall and Memorial Parks, DC
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site, PA
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY
  • First Division Monument, President's Park, Washington, DC
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Stone, Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, National Mall and Memorial Parks, DC
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway, VA
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site, MO
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY
  • Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II, National Mall and Memorial Parks, DC
  • Manzanar National Historic Site, CA
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, CA
  • Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, CA
  • Second Division Memorial, President's Park, DC
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, AL
  • USS Arizona Memorial, HI
  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam
  • World War II Memorial, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, HI, AK, & CA

For information about each of the above units, please visit the National Park Service Website at www.nps.gov.



Did You Know?

Kilroy was here

Time Magazine, in their May 3, 2004, review of the new World War II Memorial, critically commented, “Il Duce would have loved it.” Some of the early criticism of the memorial elements centered on their similarity to some of the Nazi and Fascist architecture of the 1930s and 1940s.