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A Weary Traveler Revived - OU0858
Replacement for a much favorited virtual that was recently archived at Groundspeak.
Owner: DudleyGrunt
N 38° 53.380' W 77° 02.456' N 38° 53' 22.80'' W 77° 02' 27.36'' N 38.88967°  W 77.04093° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > District of Columbia
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2015-06-26
Date created: 2015-06-26
Date published: 2015-06-26
Last modification: 2015-06-26
5x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
74 visitors
3 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
2 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: Mr.Yuck, sfcchaz
Cache attributes

Quick Cache  Kid Friendly  Wheelchair Access  Available in Winter  Historic Site  Listed on OCNA Only  Password needed to post log entry! 

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Description EN

This virtual will bring you to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

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. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis. 

The memorial opened to the public on April 29, 2004 and was dedicated one month later on May 29. It is located on 17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, and is flanked by the Washington Monument to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about visiting the memorial, accessibility, parking, directions, special events and other details, please visit the National Park Service web site for the memorial or call the Park Service at 202-208-3818.

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From the memorial's Welcome Stone...

HERE IN THE PRESENCE OF WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN, ONE THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FATHER AND THE OTHER THE NINETEENTH CENTURY PRESERVER OF OUR NATION, WE HONOR THOSE TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICANS WHO TOOK UP THE STRUGGLE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND MADE THE SACRIFICES TO PERPETUATE THE GIFT OUR FOREFATHERS ENTRUSTED TO US: 
 A NATION CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY AND JUSTICE.

And a quote from President Harry S Truman...

OUR DEBT TO THE HEROIC MEN AND VALIANT WOMEN IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE REPAID. THEY HAVE EARNED OUR UNDYING GRATITUDE. AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES.

Logging Requirements: 

1) Visit the site in person.

2) At the given coords and just a bit away from the primary area of the memorial and in a spot most visitors won't see, you will find an inscription of someone the Germans, at one point, reportedly considered high-level Allied spy and who Stalin apparently found evidence of in a VIP bathroom in 1945 while at the Potsdam Conference.  You'll know it when you see it.  Next to the image, there is a 3 word phrase.  The Log Password is the first 2 words (no spaces and not case sensitive).  Enter the Log Password when logging your cache.

3) Post a respectful photo of you and / or your GPS at the memorial, but not giving away the information for requirement 2.

Enjoy your visit and remember all who paid the price for victory in the defense of liberty.

For reference, this cache is a replacement for "Last stop for a weary traveler" (GCK12J) by IceG8r which was archived June 22, 2015.


 

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