National World War II Memorial

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American Battle Monuments Commission

America's National Memorial
To Those Who Helped Win World War II

Washington, DC

An invitation to record in the annals of history,
the names of those who helped win World War II.

What Is The World War II Memorial?

The National World War II Memorial is a long overdue tribute to the individual Americans who helped win World War II, the largest war of all time and the defining event of the twentieth century. The Memorial honors the veterans who bravely fought to defend freedom, those on the home front who contributed to the war effort, and the high moral purpose that motivated the nation's call to arms. Never before or since has our country shared such a common bond of purpose and determination. This will be the first national memorial acknowledging the commitment and achievement of the entire nation.

Who Is Building The World War II Memorial?

President Clinton signed Public Law 103-32 on May 25, 1993, authorizing the American Battle Monuments Commission to establish the World War II Memorial in our Nation's Capital. Primary funding for the $100 million Memorial must be raised from private contributions.

Where Will It Be Located?

The World War II Memorial will be located on 7.4 acres of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Situated directly between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, the Memorial has been given a place of honor on one of the last great public spaces available in our Nation's Capital. It will be a place to reflect on the sacrifices made by a special generation of Americans.

What Is The World War II Registry of Remembrances?

The World War II Registry of Remembrances will list the names of individual Americans who participated in the war effort, to be recorded for all time in the annals of history. The Registry will be kept on permanent public display in Washington, D.C. so future generations will always remember the sacrifices of those who served their country in the greatest war of all time.

Who Is Eligible For The Registry of Remembrances?

Anyone who served in the armed forces during World War II, and any civilian who helped on the home front, is eligible for the Registry. Home front activities include working in defense-related industries, recycling materials needed for the war effort, participating in civil defense maneuvers and more. You may register your own name, or what of a family member or friend.

How Do I Enter A Name on the Registry?

Fill out a Registration Form and return it to the World War II Memorial Fund. You may include a brief description of the honoree;s wartime activity, however, it is is not necessary to complete all sections of the Form. If you wish to register more than one name, please copy the Form and include your name and address on it.

Registration forms may be obtained from the following address:

World War II Memorial Fund
American Battle Monuments Commission
P.O. Box 96766
Washington, DC -20090-6766

Information about the memorial, including how to donate, can be obtained by calling the toll free customer service center at 1-800-639-4992 or visiting the memorial web site at Tax-deductible donations can also be sent to: World War II Memorial Fund, P.O. 96766, Washington, D. C. 20090-6766.

How Can I Help Build The Memorial?

All Americans can help build the World War II Memorial by becoming Charter Members of the World War II Memorial Society and generously contributing $20, $35, $100 or more. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us meet our goal of $100 million needed to construct the Memorial.
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