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 in America.

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 1 thousand sailors killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

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, D.C. It was set up to commemorate those who served in the Korea War.

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. It is a beautiful place to visit and commemorate World War II veterans. The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004.

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 located in Bedford, Virginia is known for its role of a war memorial for US D-Day veterans

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.

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.

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)

 

Liberty Memorial

The Liberty Memorial situated in Kansas City, Missouri is a museum built in 1926 to honor those who gave their lives during the World War I.

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 is a memorial serves as a reminder of the women of Unites States who served in the Vietnam War.

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 Corp War Memorial in Washington, D.C is a military memorial of all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have killed since 1775

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)