Famous Veteran Memorials in the United States
War memorials can be found everywhere in the world. They are buildings, monuments, statues or something else built to celebrate a war or victory. However, the main aim of war memorials is not to glorify the war, but to honor those who have risked and sacrificed their lives during the war. These are are a few of the famous war memorials in the Unites States and are extremely beautiful places to visit and study about the history of our country.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the most visited site at Arlington Cemetery. It is located on a hill overlooking Washington DC and is the burial of an unidentified American soldier from War I.
(Architects Lorimer Rich & Thomas Hudson Jones)
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the resting place of over one-thousand sailors killed when their ship sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This event prompted the United States to enter the war.
(Architect Alfred Preis)
Korean War Veterans National Memorial
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington DC. It was designed to commemorate those who served in the Korea War, and is known for its sense of realism.
(Artists Louis Nelson and Frank Gaylord)
National World War II Memorial
The World War II Memorial is the newest monument in Washington DC, located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004.
(Architect Friedrich St. Florian)
National D-Day Memorial, Bedford
The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia, and is dedicated to those who risked (and many who lost) their lives during the European invasion in World War II.
(Architect Byron Dickson, Sculptor Jim Brothers)
National Memorial Arch
The United States Memorial Arch is situated at the top of a hill in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. It was built to commemorate the arrival of General George Washington and his Continental Army into Valley Forge during the American Revolution.
(Architect Paul Philippe Cret)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors the fallen of the Vietnam War and missing soldiers during the war. Over 50,000 names are listed on the wall.
(Designer Maya Lin)
The Liberty Memorial, situated in Kansas City, Missouri, is a museum built in 1926 to honor those who lost their lives during the World War I.
(Architect Harold Von Buren Magonigle)
The Vietnam Women`s Memorial
The Vietnam Women`s Memorial honors the women of Unites States who served in the Vietnam War. Over 250,000 women served during the war (all of them volunteers).
(Artist Glenna Goodacre)
Marine Corps War Memorial
The Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington DC is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have been killed since 1775. The statue of the men saving the flag is modeled after a photograph taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
(Sculptor Felix W. de Weldon from photo by Joe Rosenthal)