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Friedrich St. Florian, World War II Memorial Design Architect. "What inspired me was what the incredible generation of Americans did in the middle of the last century. Americans took up arms on a global scale to defend the principles and ideals of our Nation. I would like the younger people to feel walking through this Memorial that if ever a moment in history reoccurs they will be compelled to fight for our principles."

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msp

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Do you even know how many Americans were killed in WWII? How dare you desecrate such a memorial dedicated to each & every one of them. Take Viet Nam times twelve. This selfish attitude, looking for some kind of glory in our own name, has us losing wars,...

Posted by Guest on Sun 01 Apr 2007 10:55:27 PM EDT

Mikhail Lomize mlomize@umich.edu

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With these words from the design architect it makes sense why the
memorial opted from showing the names of individuals lost in the war,
like the Vietnam Memorial, instead showing large marble pillars with
statements for "fight[ing] for...

Posted by Guest on Sat 28 Jan 2006 01:02:56 PM EST

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