• World War II Memorial

    World War II Memorial

    District of Columbia

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 Service Flag was used during World Wars I and II. Each family was entitled to hang a small flag in their window; the blue star in the center of the red-bordered white rectangle signified a family member in active service. The star was replaced with a gold one if the family member died in action.