The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the United States, the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
The Memorial was designed by Maya Ying Lin who desired to create a park within a park– a quiet protected place onto itself, yet harmonious with the overall plan of Constitution Gardens. The walls have a mirror-like surface reflecting the images of the surrounding trees, lawns, monuments and visitors.
The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps, the Aviation Section, the Division of Military Aeronautics, the Army Air Service, the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army Air Forces.
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. As a symbol of the U.S. military, ""the Pentagon"" is often used metonymically to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense rather than the building itself.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a world with equality for all. Today, his dream lives on in a beautiful tribute located on the National Mall.
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
The grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests.
The George Washington Masonic Memorial is more than a colossal memorial and museum. It is a tourist attraction and destination; research center and library; community center; performing arts center and concert hall; banquet and celebration site; and meeting site for local and countless visiting Masonic lodges and organizations.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, is America's foremost memorial to our third President. As an original adaptation of Neoclassical architecture, it is a key landmark in the monumental core of Washington D.C.