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
For information about each of the above units, please visit the National Park Service Website at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
The columns are adorned with two types of wreaths that alternate in their facing. Wreaths of wheat represent the agricultural strength of the nation; while wreaths of Oak represent the industrial dynamism of the nation, supplying not only our own troops but also our friends and allies.