Plan Your Visit
The World War II Memorial is a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. This memorial stands prominently along the highly symbolic central vista of the National Mall and possesses numerous symbolic elements of its own.
Join a ranger program and learn more about the World War II Memorial! Check for signs at the memorial for tour starting locations and times. See the Schedule of Park Events for ranger programs throughout the park.
Did You Know?
The enormously popular “Kilroy Was Here” graffiti of the Second World War, likely originated with James J. Kilroy, a ship inspector at the Fore River shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, who would sign his completed work with his famous cartoon signature.