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world war 2 memorial

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aaron kielpinski

on 30 April 2013

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Transcript of world war 2 memorial

Important Symbolism World War II Memorial World War II Memorial

Opened to the public on April 29, 2004
Honors the 400,000 U.S. citizens who died in combat
Honors the 16 million U.S. citizens who were associated with the war
The war started and ended (1939-1945) The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions
Received more than $197 million GOLDEN STARS
4,048 gold stars
Each one represents 100 U.S. deaths in the war Why Should the WWII Memorial Be Funded?? World War II Memorial 1942-1946
Stationed in Midway
$6.40 a month (marine)
Went in at 17 years old
Spent several days under sea
Had parents sign for able to serve
1942 sent force of Japanese to land there
Key west on patrol stuck in hurricane did not leave post!
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