Memorials & Healing

white memorial atop blue ocean water

WWII Memorials

Efforts began to commemorate World War II only a few years after the war ended. Many National Park Service sites preserve these memorials.

A patch showing skier with words 'Mount McKinley Army Recreation Camp'

Parks for Healing

Military leadership recognized the healing power of parks very early in the war. Recreation camps and hospitals were established in parks.

Last updated: November 17, 2016

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