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Chinese demonstrators march in streets during an anti-Japanese rally in Shanghai. (Liu Jin - AFP)

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The World War II Memorial's opening has spurred a generation to recall the war. These are their stories.
A Schedule of Memorial Events
To Those Who Fought Evil
Full WWII Coverage
___ Graphics ___
Guide to Memorial Dedication
Inside the Memorial
America at War: Atlantic | Pacific
___ Multimedia ___
Photo Gallery: WWII Memorial
Memorial Panorama
Video: Workers Add Final Touches
Black Marine's Story
Dedication of Memorial
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WWII Reunion: Jim Deutsch, National World War II Reunion program curator was online to talk about this weekend's events.
WWII Memorial: Betsy Glick, director of communications for the World War II Memorial, was online to discuss the memorial's dedication and other events.
In China, Roots of Anger Run Deep 
The lasting sting of wartime atrocities is fueling protests over Tokyo's policies.

Washington Monument To Reopen Next Month
The Washington Monument is set to reopen to visitors next month when tourists will be coming to town for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, officials announced Friday.

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A Battle on the WWII Knowledge Front: Time, Focus Limit Area Students' Learning (Post, May 28, 2004)

The Middle Class Rose, as Did Expectations (Post, May 27, 2004)

Fallen but Never Forgotten: Remains Buried 60 Years After Flier's Disappearance (Post, May 27, 2004)

A Beachhead in the Dictionary: Language Still Carries the Lively Speech of GIs (Post, May 27, 2004)

For the Great War, a Peaceful Memorial (Post, May 27, 2004)

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