• World War II Memorial

    World War II Memorial

    District of Columbia

The Memorial Elements

Memorial Quotations

Numerous quotations from civilian and military leaders join others from historians and memorial builders to help tell the story of the Second World War. Click here to read the quotations (pdf format).

 

The Atlantic Bas-reliefs

Twelve bronze bas-relief panels help illustrate the American war effort in the European Theater of Operations. Click here to read descriptions of each panel (pdf format).

 

The Pacific Bas-reliefs

The American struggle to wage war in the Pacific Theater of Operations finds expression through twelve bronze bas-relief panels. Click here to read descriptions of each one (pdf format).

Did You Know?

Wreath

A part of the landscape since 1922, the Rainbow Pool was reconstructed on a reduced scale approximately six feet below its previous elevation to become the centerpiece of the memorial plaza. With its historic water features restored, the new Rainbow Pool helps celebrate Allied victory in the war.