Service, Sacrifice, Unity & Victory
The Second World War brought the United States out of the Great Depression and the nation emerged as a world power. The World War II Memorial is a reminder of the sacrifice, unity and service of a unique generation of Americans. They arose to eventual victory and the country transformed itself into a new age.
Did You Know?
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.