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    Posted June 6, 2014 by
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    The National World War II Memorial


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Mike and Bobbi Stouffer of Wausau, Wisconsin, visited the National WWII Memorial in Washington just last month. The couple shared photos from their “powerful experience” as a way of paying their respect to the men who fought on D-Day 70 years ago today.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    The National World War II Memorial is a national memorial dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a plaza and fountain, it is located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., on the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

    It opened to the public on April 29, 2004, and was dedicated by President Bush on May 29, 2004.

    The Freedom Wall is on the west side of the memorial. The wall has 4,048 gold stars, each representing 100 Americans who died in the war. In the front of the wall lies the message “Here we mark the price of freedom”.

    The pictures were taken May 12, 2014.

    More information is at http://www.wwiimemorial.com

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