The World War II Memorial

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 37•23 Jun 20, 2001

The planned WWII Memorial on the National Mall has sparked controversy, its critics questioning its necessity, location, and design. What do you think?

  • “I think the solution is to keep talking about this for the next 20 years. Then, when the last WWII veteran finally dies, we can just drop the whole thing.”

    Ronald Herr –
    Landscaper

  • “Isn't Tom Brokaw's plan to personally fellate every living WWII veteran thanks enough?”

    Phillip Porter –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I'm not convinced what they did was so great. I made it to the end of Castle Wolfenstein in, like, two hours.”

    David Andujar –
    Auto Mechanic

  • “This monument ruins the symmetry of the national mall. The World War III one, though, will nicely balance the south end and lead the eye toward the reflecting pool.”

    Larry Hendrick Airline Pilot –
    Larry Hendrick Airline Pilot

  • “Those WWII vets are just jealous of the Vietnam vets and Holocaust survivors.”

    Elizabeth Oberkfell –
    Translator

  • “Only by building a memorial to those who risked their lives for their country can we finally shut them up.”

    Dana Forsch –
    Social Worker