Pearl Harbor resonates with meaning for every American citizen. December 7, 1941 remains one of the darker, more devastating days in American military history. More...
America Enters the War
On December 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed a Joint Session of Congress, requesting a declaration of war against the Empire of Japan. The president had chosen his words with care, even editing the final text as he delivered the speech. Click here for the final text version as recorded in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Certainly, one of history's more notorious human tragedies was enacted during the period of the world war. The legacy of the Holocaust forces each generation to remember. More...
In the summer of 1945, with the war in Europe concluded, the Allies turned their attention toward defeating Japan. The United States also contemplated the use of weapon of devastating power. More...
Did You Know?
The Announcement Stone, at the formal 17th Street entrance to the World War II Memorial, eloquently declares the reason for the placement of this memorial along the great axis between the Lincoln Memorial to the west and the Washington Monument to the east.