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How Many Stars?

By December 7, 2012

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Freedom Wall of Stars on the National WWII MemorialHow many gold stars are on the Freedom Wall of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.? Each star is a symbol of men and women who gave their lives. Today, on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor their memory.

WWII Memorial architect Friederich St.Florian paid tribute to the 16,000,000 American men and women who served in the military during World War II. The Memorial's "Freedom Wall" honors those who never made it back home.

How many stars are on Freedom Wall? 4,048, each gold star symbolizing 100 Americans who gave their lives. America had more casualties from WWII than from any other foreign war.

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Photo of the Freedom Wall of Stars on the National WWII Memorial by cliff1066™ of Cliffords Photography, CC BY 2.0, flickr.com. Statistics from the National Park Service website.

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