National World War II Memorial
NEWS AND EVENTS
National Park Service rangers conduct tours every hour on the hour starting at 10 a.m. The last tour is at 10 p.m. Veterans of the War often make journeys to Washington, DC to the see the Memorial, particularly on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.
Built around the Rainbow Pool, the Memorial consists of 56 granite columns that surround its fountains. The columns represent the 48 states, 7 federal territories, and the District of Columbia that were all a part of WWII. The Pool first delighted visitors with its joyful fountain in 1922, and underwent a reconstruction to be a centerpiece of the Memorial.