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National World War II Memorial


The National World War II Memorial opened in 2004 in honor of the 16 million men and women who served, and the more than 400,000 who died fighting. Fifty-six granite pillars - one for each state, territory, and the District of Columbia - are connected by bronze rope to symbolize unity. Each pillar is adorned by two bronze wreaths, reflecting "America's role as the arsenal and breadbasket of democracy."

Fun Fact: Each of the 4,048 gold stars on the Freedom Wall represents 100 Americans who died in World War II.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

Next: Smithsonian Institute

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