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Friday, April 29, 2011

National WW2 Memorial

On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C. It provides overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war.

The memorial is located on 7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The Capitol dome is seen to the east, and Arlington Cemetery is just across the Potomac River to the west.

A nice DC walk is to depart from WW2 heading towards the Lincoln Memorial. Your path will take you along the reflection pool and you’ll pass both the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials before arriving at Mr. Lincoln’s Memorial.

DC is a great walking city and I’ll mention a few more of my favorites in coming posts.