Walking Tour of the Bicentennial State Capitol Mall Park
By Jan Duke
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park - WW II Memorial
World War II Memorial
© Jan Duke
Our next point of interest along the Pathway of History is the WW II memorial which contains huge pillars of black granite, photo etched with images from the battles of WWII. There are also short descriptions below each photo that describe the images and their importance to Tennessee history. These granite pillars surround a very impressive 18,000-ton black granite globe that floats and rotates on a 1/8-inch bed of water. The globe is etched with markings of how a globe would have looked during WWII. Here you will find seven benches that represent the seven Tennessee recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.