World War II Memorial

Landmark, Memorial Site
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW)
Washington, DC 20024
Monday
24hours
Tuesday
24hours
Wednesday
24hours
Thursday
24hours
Friday
24hours
Saturday
24hours
Sunday
24hours

Tips

  • This memorial, dedicated in 2004, honors the 16 million Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II (1939-45).
  • This is my great-grandfather, who is a WWII vet, standing in front of the memorial. He is 98 1/2. He thought the memorial was great.
  • Find your state and take a picture next to it. Really cool memorial.
  • Do not listen to what Dale T. said, this is a sacred fountain not a swimming pool. Respect the memorial.
  • Bring a wide angle lens this place is huge but beautiful
  • Go see the memorial at sunset when it's all lit up and you can see the sun setting behind the Lincoln memorial. It's absolutely incredible!
  • Kilroy was Here
  • By Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese signed the Instrument of Surrender, 671,000 Americans had come home wounded. DAV was there for them then just as DAV is here now for those injured and ill. #DAVpromises
  • Visit it at night!! It's so peaceful. The lights & fountain shut off at midnight tho.
  • Come @ night!
  • I punched somebody who put their grubby feet in that fountain! Keep your kids and coins out of that pool
  • Gorgeous monument dedicated to those who served. Great views of DC. Fun to find your state and snap a picture!
  • Go around to the back and see that Kilroy was here.
  • This memorial is best seen at night. The lighting is beautiful, the stars breathtaking and thought evoking.
  • The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a National Memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.
  • Beautiful at night. The fountain is nicely lit. Find your state under one of the wreaths.
  • A gorgeous tribute to those who lost their lives in WWII.
  • Goegeous at night.
  • Beautifully done! A must-see!
  • Always best at night.

Nearby places

2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution & Independence Ave SW)
W Potomac Park (btwn Lincoln & World War II Memorials)
2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW)