If you are in the area it is worth a visit. If you are a Marine it is mandatory. Beautiful location located in a quite area.
This is the sculpture created from the famous WWII photo on Iwo Jima. It must be one of the most visited sites in all of DC and well worth a stop. All of the Marine Corps battles are listed on the pediment - some you have likely never heard of. There is a special ceremony every Tuesday afternoon (except in... More
The memorial itself is very powerful but where it is located in proximity to Arlington National Cemetery and overlooking Washington DC with a great perspective over the Potomac River and the memorials make this an important stop on any visit to Washington DC.
Any memorial doing with any part of the USMC is worth visiting ... best time to visit monuments is Fall & Spring. It's not as hot as it is in the summer months.
This, the Tomb of the Unknowns, and the northern corner of the National Cemetary are all next to each other. They are also about three blocks walk from the orange line subway in Rossyln VA. (and anywhere worth seeing you can get to in DC via subway is much better than driving). You can do all three in a half... More
We were fortunate to have been shuttled to the memorial as parking is hard to find. The Marine Corps War Memorial is a must see when in DC.
This is a good place for everyone. Im not a marine nor am I a history buff but this place was definitely very interesting. The displays (along with everything else) was really cool. Even the restaurant was good!!
The last time I was here, I found a letter a mom had written that morning to her son, who had fallen in Afghanistan two years previous. Her son and her had visited the Iwo Jima memorial before he decided the join the Marines, and her letter was to that son she missed. I cried and cried after reading it,... More
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