The Memorial Elements
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?
Former Senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Robert Dole and Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks teamed up to lead the successful fund raising campaign to build the World War II Memorial.