With a number of wars that America was involved in/with, it is but fitting to honour the brave men and women who fought for the freedom of the oppressed.
WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
This World War II Memorial is a massive tribute to honour the dead–and with a price tag of $174 million to build it. It has 56 pillars representing the US States and territories and the District of Columbia.
The pillars are anchored by two 43-ft arches: The Pacific and The Atlantic. There’s a Freedon Wall that shows 4,000 gold stars to honour the 400,000 Americans who were killed during World War II.
THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL
Featuring 19 gray soldier-statues, each one depicts a life of a soldier in action, crossing a green field of junipers, this scene is spellbinding. Opposite these statues (right next to where I stood to take this photo) is a black granite wall where the words, “Freedom is not Free” are inscribed.
Other memorials (which obiously I never had time to go) include:
*Vietnam War Veterans Memorial
*World War I Memorial
Where to stay in Washington DC:
International House of Washingto (Hostel)
1110 6th St. NW, Washington, DC.