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?
The memorial columns acknowledge the chronology of State admission into the Union from Delaware to Arizona, alternating back and forth across the Rainbow Pool. In addition to the forty-eight States, the memorial honors the six U.S. territories that existed at the time of the Second World War.