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America's Most-Visited Monuments

Relive history by visiting these monuments to America’s struggles, leaders, and ideals.

No. 3 World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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Annual Visitors: 3,752,172

The war that tested the mettle of “The Greatest Generation” continues to resonate. Broadcaster Tom Brokaw coined that phrase—and was a major force behind the construction of this memorial (as was actor Tom Hanks). It was dedicated only on May 29, 2004, making it one of the country’s newest monuments. There are 56 granite pillars, each 17 feet high, surrounding a central plaza and the Rainbow Pool. Panels depict scenes related to the war, including Pearl Harbor, Rosie the Riveter, and D-Day. wwiimemorial.com

America's Most-Visited Monuments

No. 3 World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Annual Visitors: 3,752,172

The war that tested the mettle of “The Greatest Generation” continues to resonate. Broadcaster Tom Brokaw coined that phrase—and was a major force behind the construction of this memorial (as was actor Tom Hanks). It was dedicated only on May 29, 2004, making it one of the country’s newest monuments. There are 56 granite pillars, each 17 feet high, surrounding a central plaza and the Rainbow Pool. Panels depict scenes related to the war, including Pearl Harbor, Rosie the Riveter, and D-Day. wwiimemorial.com

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