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World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial was opened to the public on April 29, 2004 as a service to the World War II generation. The Memorial is a tribute to the World War II generation to those who served in uniform as well as those who worked in the nations factories and mines manufacturing necessary supplies.

The Memorial takes its place between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, each representing the seminal struggles of the 20th, 19th and 18th centuries.

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From left to right. Harry Hagen is supervisor for the National Mall park rangers. Terry Adams is the National Park Service public affairs officer. "This fantastic Memorial is a fitting tribute to the price of freedom."

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Gentry Davis, Regional Director,
National Park Service, National Capital Region. "So many veterans like myself will recognize the beauty and message of this memorial." *

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Betsy Glick, the memorial's communications director. "I want to say how proud we are to have the memorial open for everyone to see before the dedication ceremony on May 29, 2004.

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Mason Antonio cleans off excess granite.

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From left to right. Stone Masons, Antonio and John, put the final touches on a drainage system.

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Paul cleans the fixtures.

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Chris Smith from Virginia is working on a hand rail for the Memorial visitors. "If you told me that the World War II Memorial was going to look like this when I first started I would not believe you. The memorial is beautiful."

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David and Jason are grounds keepers for the memorial.

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Robert and Martin of the National Park Service, Department of Roads of Trials, Maintenance Division, are installing signs around the Memorial. "The Memorial is a blessing that is long overdue."

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Charlotte has been working on the Memorial for eight months. "The memorial is a beautiful place for all to see." *

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World War II Memorial dedication stone. E PLURIBUS UNUM - was chosen by the first Great Seal committee in 1776. The correct English translation is: Out of many, one. The message is carried by the American Eagle. Special thanks to Caroline Wolter and Peter Himler for making this gallery possible. *

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