PICTURES FROM THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

Next to the Korean War Memorial, United States Marine Corps Statue, aka the Iwo Jima statue, and now the World War I Memorial, this memorial is one of my favorites in DC, and one that I never get tired of visiting.

It’s the National World War II Memorial and it’s also on the National Mall, halfway between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

The reflecting pool separates it from the Lincoln Memorial.

Right by this memorial is the newest museum on the mall, the ever popular and always crowded National Museum of African American History.

Enjoy the pictures of this memorial, and you’ll understand why it’s one of my favorites, and apparently a lot of other tourists who visit Washington DC.

CAPITAL JOURNEY – WASHINGTON DC – THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT .

FB_IMG_1501512167808As  you  leave  your  hostel  and  walk  towards  the  Washington  Monument ,  you  notice  something  about  the  city .

Not  only  are  people  walking   , they  jog  and  ride  their  bikes  here .

A  lot .

Now  you  can  see  why  this  city  is  considered  to  be  one  of  the  ”  fittest  cities  ”  in  the  country .

People  take  their  exercising  very  seriously .

You  might  even  see your  senator  or  congresswoman  or  congressman  out  running .

Or  maybe  not .

You  have ,  however ,  lost  count  of  how  many  helicopters  you’ve  seen  or heard  since  you’ve  been  here .

It’s  7  am  and  you  are  trying  to  beat  the  crowds  to  the  Washington  Monument .

Hardly  any  other  tourists  are  here  and  it’s  wonderful .

No  crowds  to  deal  with .

It’s  the  first  monument  you  see  as  you  enter  the  National  Mall .

You  can’t  go anywhere  on  the  National  Mall  or  in  the  city  without  seeing  it .

You  would  like  to  go  inside ,  but  it’s  a  long  walk  from  here  to  the  next  destination  on  your  30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  Washington  DC .

The  National  World  War  2  Memorial .