A Touching Memorial

World War II veterans gather to see the newest memorial on the National Mall.
May 1, 2004, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The granite-and-bronze monument features waterfalls, fountains and a curved wall bedecked with gold stars representing the more than 400,000 who gave their lives in the war. It has two hulking 43-foot arches at each end, one marked Atlantic and the other Pacific. They symbolize the two theaters of the war.

Friedrich St. Florian won a national competition to design the memorial. He says he hopes people will walk away reminded of the sacrifices of all those who took up arms to defend the nation and its ideals."

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Published on Friday, April 30, 2004 in Chicago Sun-Times
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