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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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This memorial was one of the many places in Washington we visited(see my other reviews), but I really like this one a lot. The intricacy of the carving is amazing. I could have... read more

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

This memorial was one of the many places in Washington we visited(see my other reviews), but I really like this one a lot. The intricacy of the carving is amazing. I could have watched this all day, though their is no benches to sit on. Highly recommend you check this out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stands alone, high away from the other monuments on the other side of the Potomac. Until I walked to the memorial from where we were staying and saw it in person I had not realized the visual perspective was so intense.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We walked here on a bitterly cold day after we had visited Arlington cemetery. What a moving sculpture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed seeing this memorial. A scene that I have seen in pictures from my childhood. Really was a special moment of our trip. Really grateful of the sacrifices from our military. It is a must see as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The only reason this didn't get a five star was the lack of information we could find about the Marine band playing on Tuesday nights in the summer. We found it "advertised" as a sundown event. It started promptly at 7:00 in late July - so I still don't know if that is the time every week or not. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Thousands of names engraved and looking at those memorials remind me of the peace and freedom I currently enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This magnificent sculpture shows the Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945. The realistic sculptures of the Marines are 32 feet high. There are panels around the monument with information about how it was made and the history of the battle. There is a small free parking area nearby. Go in the eveing when it is lighted and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came to see it twice and both it was beautiful. At daytime you can appreciate all the details of this beautiful monument and at nighttime with the lights on it's outstanding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We found there some marines who had gone to honour the monument... It felt as if we were there with the soldiers who had planted the flag at that moment!! Very emotional visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I like how this memorial was off the beaten path in the DC area and not clustered in with the rest of the memorials.

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

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