World War II Memorial

In September of 2004, I visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is located on the National Mall and opened to the public on April 29, 2004. It was a very bright, sunny day, so I had a perfect opportunity to take some photographs of the beautiful memorial.

WWII Memorial
WWII Memorial

The entrance of the memorial is marked by an impressive block of sculpted granite. Several beautiful water features are shown in the slideshow. Two pavilions mark the Pacific and the Atlantic theaters of World War II.

Each granite pillar commemorates a state or territory that participated in the war. The 4000 gold stars on the Freedom Wall commemorates the more than 40,000 Americans that perished for the war.

Photographic equipment:

  • Canon film camera: EOS Rebel Ti.
  • Kodak color negative film: Gold 400, GC.
  • Canon zoom lens: EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III USM.
  • Sigma zoom lens: 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG.
  • camera bag: Lowepro Nova 3.