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Website of the Week for May 31, 2004

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

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National World War II Memorial,  

The National World War II Memorial was dedicated on May 29, 2004 on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The Memorial honors the 16 million people who served in the U.S. armed forces during WWII, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home. President Clinton signed Public Law 103-32 on May 25, 1993, authorizing the American Battle Monuments Commission to create a World War II Memorial in the Washington, D.C. area. Construction began in September 2001 and the Memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004.

The website includes:

  • pictures of the completed Memorial.
  • Registry of Remembrances: searchable database of Americans who contributed to the war effort.
  • information on the funding, construction, and monument design competition.
2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington