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 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.