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Visit a War Memorial

his holiday
season, one way
to honor the brave
men and women
who have served in
the United States
armed forces is to
visit a monument
memorializing their
service.

VIETNAM VETERANS
MEMORIAL WALL
Washington, D.C.

The wall memorialized all
soldiers killed or missing in
action during the Vietnam
War. The wall exists in two
pieces that together stretch
almost 300 feet in length. They
hold 58,000 names, organized
by the date of casualty.

KOREAN WAR
VETERANS MEMORIAL
Washington, D.C.

This outdoor monument is
known for its 19 larger-thanlife, stainless steel soldier statues and the black granite wall
covered in etchings of photos
from the National Archives. It
commemorates the 5.8 million Americans who served in
the war — of which more than
54,000 died and more than
100,000 were wounded.

Here are just a few of the
many monuments that exist
throughout the country:

TOMB OF THE
UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Arlington, Virginia

The soldier in this tomb
died in France while fighting
in World War I, but his identity remains unknown. This
grave site was chosen to represent all American soldiers
who have lost their lives serving their country. Engraved
on the tomb are the words:
“Here rests in honored glory,
an American soldier known
but to God.”

USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL
Honolulu, Hawaii

This is the resting place for
the more than 1,000 sailors
killed when the ship sank
during the attack on Pearl
Harbor on December 7, 1941.

NATIONAL WORLD
WAR II MEMORIAL
Washington, D.C.

MARINE CORPS
WAR MEMORIAL
Arlington, Virginia

Also known as the Iwo Jima
Memorial as it was erected
from a photo of six soldiers
who raised an American flag
in Iwo Jima in 1945 at the end
of World War II. It commemorates no specific war but honors the dedication of Marines.

© CONNOR KURTZ

NATIONAL
MEMORIAL ARCH
King of Prussia,
Pennsylvania

This memorial honors the

winter George Washington
and his troops endured at
Valley Forge during the
Revolutionary War. Inscribed
at the top are the words:

“Naked and starving as they
are, we cannot enough
admire the incomparable
patience and fidelity of the
soldiery.”

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From the Arizona Daily Sun

Opened to the public in
2004, this memorial honors
the World War II effort —
including the 16 million members of all armed forces who
served, the more than 400,000
who died and the civilians
who worked tirelessly on the
home front.

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