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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
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Description: Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the...
Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.
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A small, interesting Memorial!

Known also as the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is dedicated to the Marine Corps personnel who died defending the US. It is based on the iconic photograph of the raising of the flag on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Known also as the Iwo Jima Memorial, it is dedicated to the Marine Corps personnel who died defending the US. It is based on the iconic photograph of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in Japan. The photograph was taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. Try and drive around the statue... More 

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was the last memorial we visited on a week long trip to DC. We went here after we visited the changing of the guard at the unknown soldier tomb. I have studied a lot about war and US history, but on the memorial there were some 'wars' that I didn't even realize we had troops involved with. This is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You are standing in the presence of those who are memorialized for the ultimate sacrifice. It is a very somber experience and it makes you sincerely appreciate all of those that have gone before and given so much.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Iwo Jima Memorial is located in Rosslyn, just outside the Arlington National Cemetery. Be sure to do a search if you're going to be there on Tuesday evenings during the summer and check out the Marine Corps Band and Silent Drill Team. Another experience that will touch if you stand until the end of the performance with a 21... More 

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial is very special to me because both my husband and my so-in-law are both Marines. Be sure and do a little research about the memorial before going as it brings the monument to life.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Incredibly impressive any time but really beautiful after dark. If you get the chance to drive around the monument there is an incredible optical illusion that makes it appear as though the flag is raised to an upright position.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

When we stopped to see this, it was getting ready to storm and the clouds behind the memorial were just beautiful. It highlighted the memorial in an amazing way... with a Marine in my life it was wonderful to stop and pay tribute to his and everyone's service in this branch of the military.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Another iconic statue with meaning and relevance. we saw the marines perform as they do some Tuesday nights. Very impressive but not quite as good as the Brigade of Guards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Okay, so I'm a retired Marine. Could I not give it 5 stars? Even so, this is a place worth visiting and we stopped in on a Sunday morning during our stay. It was the one place we drove to instead of taking the Metro. The details of the sculpture are incredible and really capture the essence of the Marine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of my favorite monuments in DC. The massiveness of the statue is not anything that can be captured in photos. It's one of those things you have to see in person to truly appreciate it.

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Address: Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington

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