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Forrest and Jenny reunite in Washington

Forrest Gump and Jenny come together in a heartfelt reunion amidst a massive gathering in Washington D.C. This poignant moment unfolds against the backdrop of the United States, specifically in its capital city, Washington D.C. For those keen to know the exact filming spot of this memorable scene, make sure to explore further or click on the map pin icon in our navigation.

There is only one thing I have to say about the War in Vietnam.”

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Where was Forrest and Jenny reunite in Washington filmed?

Capturing the depth of emotion and the significant historical context, this particular sequence of “Forrest Gump” was filmed at the iconic Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington D.C., United States. The vast Reflecting Pool and the silhouette of the Lincoln Memorial in the background amplify the magnitude of Forrest and Jenny’s reunion.

More about Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the largest in Washington, D.C., is prominently situated on the National Mall, stretching approximately 2,030 feet in length. Designed by Henry Bacon and constructed between 1922 and 1923, it serves as a serene backdrop, reflecting iconic monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the pool has witnessed numerous historic events, making it a symbolic cornerstone in American history.

Scenes filmed at Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

Forrest and Jenny reunite in Washington
Forrest is invited to speak at an anti-Vietnam War rally in Washington D.C. As Forrest stands on the stage, facing a massive crowd gathered around the Reflecting Pool, he begins to share his experiences from the war. However, his speech gets cut off when the sound system experiences a technical glitch, making his words inaudible to the audience. Despite the hiccup, the crowd appreciates his presence and the sincerity behind his attempt to convey his message. Upon hearing his name through the loudspeakers, Jenny, who is among the crowd, recognizes it instantly. She begins calling out to Forrest, making her way through the crowd towards the Reflecting Pool. Forrest, hearing her voice and recognizing it, looks out into the crowd and spots Jenny. Without a moment’s hesitation, he steps down from the stage and rushes towards her. Jenny, in her excitement, wades into the Reflecting Pool, with Forrest following suit. They meet halfway, sharing a heartfelt and joyful embrace in the water, reuniting after years of being apart.

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