On a hot, humid weekend in May 2014, the National Mall in Washington, DC, hosted tens of thousands of World War II veterans and their families as part of the National World War II Reunion. The Reunion was organized around the official dedication of the National World War II Memorial External, and veterans had converged both to witness the dedication and to reunite and reminisce about the days of the war. Arguably the largest reunion of WWII veterans since the end of the war, it also marked the last time many veterans would be able to participate in such a reunion. The photo gallery below captures many scenes from this event.
Photos by Michaela McNichol, Diane Kresh and Elizabeth Fulford, Library of Congress.