National World War II Memorial
LocationLocated on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.
Prices- Free to the public.
Hours- The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What You'll See
PlazaThe memorial plaza and Rainbow Pool are the principal design features of the memorial, unifying all other elements. Two flagpoles flying the American flag frame the ceremonial entrance at 17th Street. The bases of granite and bronze are adorned with the military service seals of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Army Air Forces, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
PavilionsTwo 43-foot pavilions serve as markers and entries on the north and south ends of the plaza. Four bronze columns support four American eagles that hold a suspended victory laurel to memorialize the victory of the WWII generation.