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The Function of the World War II memorial is to simply honor the dead in the war against Germany. There were over 400,000 men that died in that war. For every one hundred men that died, there is a star. And there is a wall at one side of the memorial, that has way to many stars.

This memorial was fought for several years until President Bill Clinton started to fundraise and building the monument.The fundraiser was of about $197 million dollars to build the monument. The sculptor that made the eagles and the wreaths on the arches is Raymond Kaskey. At the end, the monument was dedicated by George W. Bush and it was finally opened to public by April, 2004. There are pillars all around the fountain that has written on it all of the territories that the United States had at that time, so places like the Phillipines and Guam are there. 56 pillars in total.

The memorial is important in two ways, one of them is to remember the people that died. The stars are there to honor the deceased. But the whole structure and fountain, honors the men who served in battle at World War II.

The World War II memorial is beautiful, unluckily, we did not have a chance to see the fountain. It was very cold and if the pipes are on, it makes them freeze. If they freeze, they have to make the plumbing all over again and that is hard since the pipes are under all the rock and it would have to be broken in order to replace all pipes. I hadínt noticed the huge wall with stars until I lost everyone and saw them looking at the wall, as soon as I saw the wall, my jaw fell. It is huge. Each star were 100 men, or in honor of 100 men. It is a gorgeous memorial.

 

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