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West Virginia, West Virginia
March 31, 2012
From journal Washington's National Mall
October 7, 2006
From journal A Week in Washington D.C.
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
December 29, 2004
Some critics of the memorial say it looks too German and are turned off by that considering they were our primary enemy in WW II. Looking at the memorial, they do have a point. The ground plan of the memorial has an oval reflecting pool surrounded by 50 slabs representing each state. On these pillars are large copper eagles, looking similar to the German wreaths on official seals. Also, there are two German-looking towers on the north and south sides of it, kind of a cross between France's Arch de Triumph and Berlin's Brandenberger Tor.
While I can see the argument of the critics, it doesn't bother me. I find this to be an attractive place and could see myself sitting on the steps one day, taking a breather and reading. Water is used frequently here, with pools and fountains all over the place. At night they light up the towers and fountains, and it is a nice view from the eastern side of the memorial and across the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial.
From journal Lincoln Bedroom? Yeah, right.
Greensboro, North Carolina
September 30, 2009
From journal History and Fun
January 9, 2007
From journal The Nation's Capitol on a Budget
San Francisco, California
August 22, 2006
March 6, 2006
From journal Washington, D.C., 2005
June 30, 2005
The Pacific and European have theaters of operation with their major battles incribed in granite from a pool and fountain. Each state and territory that contributed or sent citizens into battle is noted. The most touching aspect of the memorial during our visit were the flowers and wreaths, with personal messages left in tribute by surviving veterans.
Combine this with a visit to the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietman Memorial. The closest Metro is the Smithsonian, so expect a significant walk. Since the Memorials are open 24/7, try for late afternoon or early evening if visiting in summer. Rangers are available until early evening.
From journal An Eight-Day Vacation in Washington, D.C.
by Susie Go Go
April 28, 2005
From journal Washington, D.C. during Cherry-Blossom Time
by Travel'in Gal
November 29, 2008
From journal July 4th Holiday in Washington D.C.