The quote on the left is at the base of a flagpole. The hidden tags say, "The WWII memorial is the most beautiful memorial in DC. I loved the fountins in the pool, columns for each state, and the wall of stars which marks the price of freedom for one generation. I made sure Alex and Mishal knew that Uncle Carson died in WWII and is buried in Italy. It is hard to imagine 400,000 Americans dying in a war. some Americans are complaining about the losses we are suffering now in Iraq, but statistically speaking, it's much less than the losses sustained in previous wars.