National World War II Memorial

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National World War II Memorial

Address:17th St & Independence Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone:202-426-6841
Web: www.wwiimemorial.com
Size: 7.5 acres.
Established: Authorized on May 25, 1993; dedicated on May 29, 2004.
Location:On 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence avenues, flanked by the Washington Monument to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.
Activities:The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Special Features:The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, along with the millions who supported them on the home front. A wall contains 4,000 gold stars symbolizing the more than 400,000 Americans who died during the war.

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