Winter Walk in DC

World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial in the winter

This past week my 19-year old daughter, Kara, headed off to Peru for a year and a half, for a mission for our church. It was a hard week, but also a busy week as we tried to get her ready in the one week she had at home before leaving for Peru.

Even though we were so busy, Kara kept saying she wanted to go into DC while she was here. Those are words I just love to hear—but I also knew that her plane would leave at a set time—whether she was all packed and ready or not. So finally we agreed that if she had a certain amount of her packing done by Saturday afternoon, we would go into DC for a couple of hours. Continue reading

World War II Memorial

I remember this Memorial being built–we’d eagerly watch the progress each time we visited downtown. It is located on the National Mall, between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. In the center of the Memorial is a large fountain surrounded by pillars representing the states and territories and the District of Columbia at the time of World War II.

The Memorial is open 24 hours a day, but our favorite time to visit is at night. Check out this website before you visit to help you understand the Memorial more:

http://www.nps.gov/wwii/faqs.htm

World War II Memorial DC

One side of the World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial DC

The World War II Memorial at night