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World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. honors the nearly 16 million men and women who served in the armed forces from 1941 to 1945, the over 400,000 who died during the conflict, and all those who served, supported, and sacrificed for the war effort at home.

Producer Jim Peck and videographer Alan Austin visited the Memorial and returned with some photographs.

[Image: Field of Stars on the Freedom Wall]

Field of Stars on the Freedom Wall


4,000 stars honor the American war casualties.

[Image: Idaho Pillar]

The Idaho Pillar, one of 56 representing the unity of the states and US territories during the war


Nearly 2,200 Idahoans died or went missing during the war.


[Image: Admiral Chester Nimitz]

"They fought together as brothers-in-arms . . . "  Admiral Chester Nimitz


Ten different quotations are inscribed around the Memorial.


[Image: President Harry S. Truman]

"Our debt . . . can never be repaid."  President Harry S. Truman




[Image: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby]

"This was a people's war . . ."  Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby




[Image: President Franklin D. Roosevelt]

" . . . a date which will live in infamy."   President Franklin D. Roosevelt


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