Pearl Harbor Memorial ~ Oahu, Hawaii 1177 young men who were 19-20 years old lost their lives, when the ship the "Arizona" was sunk, during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. 1102 of them still lie in their watery grave in the sunken ship. Very emotional and sobering to see.
The World War II Memorial, the newest monument on the National Mall in Washington DC, is a beautiful place to visit and pay your respects to World War II veterans. It 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.
Shoe Sculpture on the Danube - Budapest During World War II, the Arrow Cross (Hungarian Fascists) would take Jews from the Budapest ghetto down to the Danube River and shoot them so that they would fall into the river. These shoes (bronze but in the style of that era) are lined up along the Embankment, not far from the location of the Hungarian Parliament. Missed this.
The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Haven't been back to DC since this was completed - it's on my must do list in honor of my father, a WWII 82nd Airborne combat veteran. Wish that I could take him to see it too.