15 Incredible Monuments that Honor American Soldiers (many of which are made of metal)

Memorial Day honors the brave men and women who have given their lives in the nation’s armed forces. One fitting way to recognize that sacrifice is to visit a monument dedicated to their service. Though many monuments honoring U.S. veterans are located in Washington, D.C. or Arlington, Virginia, there are memorial sites to visit around the world, each offering a beautiful and distinctive tribute.

1. TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER // ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

2. THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL // WASHINGTON, D.C.

3. THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL // WASHINGTON, D.C.

4. THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL // WASHINGTON, D.C.

5. THE MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL // ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

6. THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARCH // KING OF PRUSSIA, PENNSYLVANIA

7. THE AIR FORCE MEMORIAL // ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

8. AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL // WASHINGTON, D.C.

9. THE WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL // ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

10. THE AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL // WASHINGTON, D.C.

11. THE PRISON SHIP MARTYRS MONUMENT // BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

12. NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL // COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE

13. NETHERLANDS AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL // MARGRATEN, NETHERLANDS

14. UNITED NATIONS MEMORIAL PARK // BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA

15. THE CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL // CAMBRIDGE, UK

CREDIT: MENTAL FLOSS

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