• 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

The columns are adorned with two types of wreaths that alternate in their facing. Wreaths of wheat represent the agricultural strength of the nation; while wreaths of Oak represent the industrial dynamism of the nation, supplying not only our own troops but also our friends and allies.