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From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the conflict of World War II covered nearly the entire globe. The U.S. National World War II Memorial is a 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., between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. The World War II Memorial is an oval shape with two 43-foot arches, representing the war's Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Fifty-six pillars represent the states, territories and the District of Columbia at the time of the war. Two sculpted bronze wreaths adorn each pillar. Small fountains sit at the bases of the two arches. Waterfalls surround a wall of 4,000 gold stars, each one represents 100 U.S. deaths in the war. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall's central axis. Friedrich St.Florian's winning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture and is a fitting commemoration of "the greatest generation".
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