The National World War II Memorial in Washington DC was built to honor and remember ALL Americans who served during the Second World War. It consists of 56 pillars representing each US state, territory and protectorate involved in the war as well as a pair of arches surrounding a plaza and fountain. As a Filipino, it was heartwarming to see a pillar for the Philippines as my home country played a significant role in winning this war in the Pacific being an unincorporated territory of the United States until our independence in 1946. This photo was taken during a trip to Washington DC to conduct personal business with the Philippine Embassy. It was my first time in DC and gladly a friend based in this city was kind enough to tour me around giving me the opportunity to play with my camera. I do hope to return again in the future to explore more places to photograph in this beautiful and historic city.