World War II Memorial, the newest of all the memorials and monuments (however, come August 28th, the MLK Memorial will be the newest addition)
There are two larger pillars/arches on either side of the fountain, one says "Pacific" and the other "Atlantic"...depicting the two theatres of the war. Each of the smaller surrounding pillars has the name of either a state, territory or district that participated in the war and a wreath above the inscription.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Statue just outside of the the Vietnam memorial
Sadly, the reflecting pool that sits between the World War II and the Lincoln memorials was under construction and completely drained and dug up. Antoine was a little bummed, since he had never seen it in person and it is just a prominent and infamous part of the Mall. Still, the Lincoln memorial was hopping with people.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is probably my favorite of all the memorials. I think it's the most emotional, with it's platoon of statue soldiers in full gear, making their way across the memorial. This monument gives all Korean War Veterans and lost soldiers a face, which I find moving. I remember when I visited DC in the 7th grade on a class trip, this was the memorial that stood out to me the most...and it still does.