• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Sitting between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, its central location acknowledges the vital importance World War II holds in the history of our nation. Its pillars, fountains, and bas-relief panels surround the central element, a field of gold stars called the Price of Freedom Wall, which honors the over 400,000 American servicemembers who did not come home from the war.
World War II Memorial volunteers interact with veterans and their families on a regular basis, helping them understand the symbolism in all elements of the memorial. They also assist visitors with finding names in the World War II registry database, which is searchable via touch-screen computers at the memorial’s contact station. Programs may be conducted and tours led if the volunteer wishes to do so.
The National Mall and Memorial Parks mission is to manage, preserve, and maintain the monuments, memorials, and historic sites in the heart of Washington, D.C., and to provide opportunities for all Americans and park visitors to understand and be inspired by their significance. You can help advance this mission by volunteering in the park. Volunteers interact with visitors and assist Park Rangers in answering questions, giving talks, and leading tours of the monuments and memorials.