National Mall & Memorial Parks

National Mall & Memorial ParksGovernment owned and managed parks in Washington D.C. go back to 1790, some of the oldest in the U.S. On October 4, 1924 the First Division Monument was the first memorial onstructed in Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in World War I. The locations inside the National Mall & Memorial Parks gives visitors many possibilities to observe presidential history and to pay homage to the bravery and self-sacrifice of the veterans of war. In 1933 the areas were changed to the authority of the National Park Service.

National World War II Memorial

World War II MemorialThe National World War II Monument celebrates the dedication and praises the success of those who were involved in World War II. Friedrich St.Florian’s winning design incorporates classical and modernist styles of architecture combines it with the true to nature and cultural surroundings, and ties together the heritage of the American Revolution and the United States Civil War.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt MemorialFranklin Delano Roosevelt, our 32nd President, really knew what courage meant. Even though at the age of 39 he contracted polio and was paralized from the waist down, he became a true leader. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. His memorial pays tribute to the man and his unique story.


Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans MemorialThe Korean War Veterans Memorial was established by Public Law on October, 28, 1986 "…to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Korean War, particularly those who were killed in action, are still missing in action, or were held as prisoners of war." The law created an advisory board to oversee all parts of the building of the memorial.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was presented by the people of France to the people of the United States in 1886 to honor the friendship between the two nations. Today, it is recognized as a symbol of liberty throughout the world.


The Statue of Liberty National Monument is one park that is comprised of Liberty Island (where the Statue is located) and Ellis Island, the historical federal immigration processing center.

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