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The two RV Gypsies visited
the World War ll Memorial
in Washington D.C.
April 1,
2019

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial is a memorial of national significance dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a square and fountain, it sits on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

Opened on April 29, 2004, it was dedicated by President George W. Bush on May 29, 2004. The memorial is administered by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group.

Above quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_World_War_II_Memorial

Washington Monument, USA flag, POW flag  USA flag, POW flag

Below: A panoramic view from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_World_War_II_Memorial

panorama photo from the internet

Many quotes from famous people were on various parts of the wall. The two RV Gypsies only photographed a few of them.

quote from Admiral Chester W. Mimitz

quote from President Harry S. Truman

quote from President Harry S. Truman

quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt

quote about women  in service

USA flag divider bar

Below: Battle of Midway information and a small waterfall beneath it.

Battle of Midway statement waterfall under the Battle of Midway statement
waterfall under the Battle of Midway statemen quote about the War's End
USA flag divider bar

The Water fountain is surrounded by 56 granite pillars, each 17 feet tall, arranged in a semicircle around the plaza. There are two 43-foot tall triumphal arches on opposite sides. Each pillar is inscribed with the name of one of the 48 U.S States as of 1945, plus the District of Columbia, Alaska Territory, Territory of Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The two RV Gypsies only photographed a few of them.

WW II Memorial water fountain

WW II Memorial pillars

WW II Memorial pillars WW II Memorial pillars
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Below: The southern triumphal arch is dedicated to the Pacific. The northern triumphal arch is dedicated to the Atlantic.

WW II Memorial pillars WW II Memorial pillars

Below: Inside the Pacific and Atlantic Arches were wreaths and Eagles.

wreath and eagles wreath and eagles
wreath and eagles

A seal on the floor of the memorial using the WW II Victory Medal design. 1941- 1945

WW II Victory Medal design
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water fountain at the WW II Memorial

water fountain at the WW II Memorial

water fountain at the WW II Memorial

Karen Duquette

water fountain

Karen Duquette and the water fountain

water fountain at the WW II Memorial

water fountain at the WW II Memorial

USA flag divider bar

Below: The Price of Freedom Wall is on the west side of the plaza, with a view of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial behind it. The wall has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war. In front of the wall lies the message "Here we mark the price of Freedom".

The Price of Freedom plaque

The Price of Freedom Wall

stars on The Price of Freedom Wall

stars on The Price of Freedom Wall

Washington Monument Washington Monument and USA flags

USA flag divider bar

On approaching the semicircle from the east, the two RV Gypsies walked along one of two walls (right side wall and left side wall). Each wall has scenes of the war experience. The two RV Gypsies only photographed a few of them because lots of people were walking past these and Karen could not get good photos.

scene of the war experience

scene of the war experience

scene of the war experience

scene of the war experience

scene of the war experience

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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesThe two RV Gypsies took a buffet dinner cruise on the "Spirit of Washington" to see more cherry blossoms.