World War II Memorial

Landmark, Memorial Site
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW)
Washington, DC 20024


  • 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)
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW)