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?
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.