There is a lot of history connected to war across the country, and states all across the US have honored history by building war memorials that have become famous and a large attraction to the public eye.
Many monuments stand tall as a reminder of those heroic in battle and in protecting the United States during the war. This article reviews ten of the most popular and famous war memorials in the United States.
1. Where is the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial?
The Vietnam Veteran’s memorial, also called ‘the wall", is located in Washington DC. Over 58,000 servicemen and women lost their lives during this time. The memorial is a sign of remembrance for those who served during the Vietnam conflict. The wall is covered in the engraved names of the deceased in honor of their service during this war.
2. What is the National Memorial Arch?
The national memorial arch, located at Valley Forge Historical National Park in Pennsylvania, is a towering archway memorial originally built to celebrate the arrival of George Washington and his troops.
3. Bunker Hill Memorial
Bunker Hill Memorial is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The site was built to preserve a part of the battlefield and stand as a memorial to all the soldiers who lost their lives during the American Revolution.
4. Virginia War Memorial
The Virginia War Memorial, located in Richmond, Virginia, was dedicated to all the Virginians who lost their lives in World War II and the Korean War.
5. Indianapolis War Memorial
The Indianapolis War Memorial is located in downtown Indianapolis. It was built to honor the Veterans of World War I. Inside it holds numerous exhibits that are displayed, as well as military uniforms, firearms, and many other artifacts.
6. US Marine Corps War Memorial
The US Marine Corps War Memorial is located in Arlington County, Virginia. It was built and dedicated to the marines who gave their lives to defend and serve their country since 1775.
7. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
The tomb of the unknown soldier is located in Arlington, Virginia, and is the grave site of an unknown soldier who died in World War I, along with other unidentifiable military service members whose remains have not been found.
8. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Archway
The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Archway is located in Brooklyn, New York, and was built to honor the defenders who served, including those who died in the American Civil War.
9. Liberty Memorial
Liberty Memorial is a war museum and monument located in Kansas City, Missouri. It was built as a lasting monument to honor all the men and women who served in World War I.
10. World War II Valor in the Pacific monument
World War II Valor in the Pacific monument is located in Alaska and pays homage to all the people who lost their lives during World War II.