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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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This monument is more impressive in person than any photos I have seen. My father and brother both served in the Air Force and I have always been patriot. It is a powerful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This monument is more impressive in person than any photos I have seen. My father and brother both served in the Air Force and I have always been patriot. It is a powerful experience.

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Oshkosh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Do you want to see how the U.S. Marines became who they are? Well, this is the place. Thoughtfully assembled and well researched, this place tells the history of the Marine Corps from its inception until today. Easy access . . . free parking . . . what more can you ask for. You may see enlistment ceremonies and promotions... More 

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Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I visited the memorial with my son. It was 70 years ago this month that the battle for IWO was fought and there my father died. Hew was killed from a motar round. It was just a moment in time that I stood still and could only think about the battle. I will not forget!

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The memorial itself will bring a lump to your throat weather you are a Marine or not. However plan to go when they are conducting the Silent Drill. This is something you have to see to believe. The crowd stood and watched in stunned silence as the Corp conducted the drill. Also, don't miss the Marine Corp Museum in Triangle,... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There a many places where the flying of the National Colors have special meaning. This is one of the most spectacular. A blue sky, slight wind and rippling stars and stripes puts a feeling within me that I would hope everyone could share. If you can see this from a plane, car, bus or the large green lawn that surrounds... More 

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Gallitzin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've seen lots of pictures of this memorial, but you really do have to see it in person to truly appreciate it. It was much bigger than I anticipated. It's not far from Arlington Cemetery so it's easy to hit up both places in one trip.

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Gainesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the memorial on a DC bus tour. It was one of my favorite memorials on the tour. If you are in the area, don't miss seeing this!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We love going to this park / memorial and bring a picnic. They offer a cool Marine Corps memorial of Iwo Jima, and very large grass areas with a view of Washington DC. Great place to bring picnic, play frisbee, and just relax with a wonderful view of DC. Also is the perfect place to watch the fireworks on July... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had real issues finding this from visitng Arlington, but then located the easy path (for the walk back), so ended up walking by the road through the snow. However, this place is inspiring, somber and amzing to reflect the various campaigns. Really enjoyed it and visiting here makes the trip to Arlington a well worth while detour. But plan... More 

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Noth Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was not a marine but you cannot see this memorial and not be reminded of the tremendous sacrifices that the marines and the men and women in all our uniforms have made so that we can now enjoy the freedom we have today. It's a 10-15 minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro station and easy to get to. There's... More 

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