When did construction end and begin on the World War 2 Memorial?
Construction of the National World War II Memorial, in Washington, D.C., started in September of 2001, and was finished in April of 2004. Millions of people visit the memorial every year.
The Australian War Memorial first began with Charles Bean an Australian World War I historian. He had an idea to pay tribute to the soldiers that fought for the freedoms for Australiaâ??s residents. Emil Sodersten and John Crust were Sydney architects that created the design and construction plans for the memorial.
I'm not entirely sure myself, having the same question, but I did a bit of research. As far as I can tell, it was built from Portland limestone in England, and it was built because New Zealand was unable to bring home their dead from the first world war, and built the monument as a lasting memorial.
For years, most Americans believed that the statue depicting 6 US servicemen raising the flag atop Iwo Jima was the WW2 memorial; which was dedicated by President Eisenhower in 1954. However, in the 1990's the President Bill Clinton administration authorized another memorial, which was funded by federal and private monies. Construction began in 2001.
In 1866 the southern states established the Confederate Memorial Day to honor the Confederate war dead of the Civil War. It is observed on different days in different states. In the north, Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day to honor both the Union and Confederate Armies' war dead of the Civil War. It was first observed on May 30, 1868. In the 20th century Memorial Day was expanded to honor Americans who had died…
The National World War II Memorial is dedicated to the Americans that endured World War 2, both as civilians and as soldiers. The memorial consists of 56 pillars as well as a pair of small triumphal arches surrounding a fountain. It is located in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall. The memorial was opened on April 29, 2004.