We made it back across the bridge (now we had walked ten miles) and were back in the National Mall where we visited the World War II Memorial. I think this was my favorite – but probably because I was seeing it at night and the fountain was beautiful – especially with the Lincoln Memorial in the background.
This memorial was dedicated by President Bush in 2004 and actually was considered controversial. Critics said it was built in an area reserved for protestors. Others said it obstructed the view between the Washington and Lincoln Memorials and still others said it had been build too quickly. Most memorials had been in the works for years as the design was decided. But, it was explained, this was for the World War II veterans and they were dying off. Later, I learned that there are two places in the memorial where it says “Kilroy was here.”
Again, I liked it.