In the center of the Memorial is the Rainbow Pool, so called because a rainbow can be seen when the sunlight hits the spray at a certain angle.
These are two of the 24 bronze bas-relief panels that depict scenes from the front and at home. Raymond Kaskey is the sculpure. Mr. Kaskey is also the creator of the eagles and wreaths that were installed under the two arches at each end of the pool. You will see those in a few of the photos below.
This is part of the Freedom Wall. The Lincoln Memorial is beyond it. It looks close but it is actually just over a mile away.
"Here We Mark The Price Of Freedom."
This plate is on the ground underneath the eagles. It might look at a bit of an odd angel. That is because I turned it upside down the right side up, so that you wouldn't get neck ache! Yes I know I am confusing. Why was it taken upside down just for the curious? There were so many people, this was the only open spot for a shot.
These columns are arranged around the Rainbow Pool in order of State Admission into the Union, alternating back and forth (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, etc.)
I like this photo of Gregg's, of the 'rope' between the columns. He often sees things that I miss and we enjoy getting home and looking through each other's photos.
On a hot day the water might tempt a few to dangle their feet to cool off, but we are asked to treat this area with respect.
I saw one little boy ask his mother why he couldn't do this and heard her explain that this was hallowed ground. It's good to start teaching our young such things, the earlier the better. I couldn't help but smile at the wet sole on this little boy's shoe though, and the other with his foot over the edge. Just too tempting sometimes.
We saw many wreaths at the two Memorials we visited, the other at The Vietnam Wall. I will be sharing those later as it our next stop after walking down to the Lincoln Memorial.
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It was an amazing place. I did have a video but I am having difficulty loading them lately. I read at the help forum that I am not alone and many others have had the same problem. When I get home I like to watch these short excerpts from our day out and enjoy listening to all the sounds, water, birds, people talking, just seemed like it all added to the visit. In the meantime I hope you have enjoyed seeing a little of The National WWII Memorial in Washington DC. It is located at 17th Street between Constitution and Independence Avenues, NW.
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