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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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Although I've been here before, if you've never seen it, do yourself and your family a favor and see this most beautiful monument. Make sure you Google it's history first so you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Although I've been here before, if you've never seen it, do yourself and your family a favor and see this most beautiful monument. Make sure you Google it's history first so you know who each man is, and what happened on that Island Hell. It is also a monument to all the Marine Corps and the sacrifices Marines have made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is everything I expected. A true memorial to the 25,000 dead and wounded on Iwo Jima. This permanently indemnifies the Marines FOREVER. It reminds us all the heroic sacrifice of our Marines for this great country!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is the iconic scene from American history and it is even more poignant to see up close and personal. I went at night and with the lights on, it is breathtaking....please go see this monument to marines and pay your solemn respects.

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Syracuse, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Just like you see on TV this memorial is like a postcard picture. Why they put it in the location they did is unknown to me but if you are using the metro rail system it is quite a walk to get there. While I liked it and it is a great photo op I would not bother to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This memeorial is a great tribute to the finest fighting force in the world.To see it at night especially, evokes strong emotions in me always

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is clearly worth a visit, however, if you want to see the original photo this statue was based on, the actual flag depicted in the setting, and learn about the taking of the photo - go to the Marine Corp museum about 30 minutes south of DC in Virginia. That is very, very much worth a visit. Bring the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have seen pictures of this monument, but it was very neat to see it in person. It is incredibly large and very breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Walking from Georgetown to Arlington we almost stumbled across this magnificent memorial. Massive in size, the grounds around it are very well maintained and truly impressive. We saw a lot of memorials during our stay in DC and surrounds and I would rate this one as tops!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Well expressed, I have only seen the picture, but on a wet and cold January, this had more of an impact. With several other tourist stood in the rain, it was worth the visit, all trying to avoid others in their pictures. This stands for the great loss, for freedom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

had never had a chance to visit until my most recent visit. Easy to get to from Rosslyn metro station. Nice view of DC itself is a bonus. Semper Fi.

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