National World War II Memorial

The National World War II Memorial is located at the National Mall in Washington, DC, in between the Washington Monument and the Reflection Pool. This memorial was dedicated to the US soldiers who served in World War II. The memorial consists of 56 pillars representing the US states and territories, and two arches representing the two theaters where the war was fought, Atlantic and Pacific. There is also the Freedom Wall with 4,048 stars, each representing 100 US soldiers who died during the World War II.

The memorial is quite beautiful to see both during the day and at night. At night it’s quite nice to see the monument lighted, especially with the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument nearby also lighted, and usually there are less people at night compared to during the daytime.

The photo below was taken at night when I went to the National Mall specifically to take photos at night. This was taken with very slow speed and narrow aperture to take on the lights at the right level and to have the beautiful water fountains flowing smoothly.

National World War II Memorial

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