Thursday, April 11, 2013

National WWII Memorial

My first time to see the WWII memorial designed to "honor the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home".
Each state is represented by a granite pillar with a metal wreath. There are two pavilions comprised of these pillars - one is titled Atlantic, one Pacific.
Bronze plaque in floor of Pacific pavilion
Looking up at Baldacchino sculpture in Pacific pavilion
 The Atlantic pavilion

Field of stars - each represent 100 servicepersons killed. 

I liked how this shot turned out with the Washington monument & American flag by the Alaska pillar

Last photo: my mama standing by her homestate pillar

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A Snapper In the Hood

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