National World War II Memorial
Location: 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Ave
Metro Stops: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle Metro Station
The World War II Memorial honors 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. Symbolic of the defining event of teh 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. the Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall's central axis.