The World War II Memorial is a memorial of national significance dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Consisting of 56 pillars and a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a square and fountain, it sits on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the eastern end of the Reflecting Pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. The World War II Memorial opened April 29, 2004. It was designed by Friedrich St. Florian, former chief of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Tucked into the corner of both Pacific and Atlantic sides is the saying "Kilroy Was Here." This is a nod to the troops who served and used this poplular catch phrase to say "the Yanks were here."
The Freedom Wall is on the west side of the plaza, with a view of the Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial behind it.
This scene is the west view facing the Lincoln Memorial and is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a beautifully detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can set it neatly on a shelf, desk or narrow ledge such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own memory of the special places you have visited. Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!