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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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Concerts & Silent Drill Platoon

Definitely try to go to this when the Commandants Band and Silent Drill Platoon perform. It was awesome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely try to go to this when the Commandants Band and Silent Drill Platoon perform. It was awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Came here as I was passing through DC - very imposing when stood next to it, so is a must see in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband is a USMC Desert Shield/Storm Veteran, so this was a must stop on our 1-day trip into DC. This was a very emotional part of the day for him. (It was a stop on our Viator Arlington Natl Cemetary and War Memorials Tour, which I DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING- haven't been able to find a place on TA... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

on the way in to Arlington you have to stop at the USMC memorial (iwo jima flag raising). The sculpture is famous and its scale is immense. Please do not miss!

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Pace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Iwo Jima is just outside of Arlington. If you take the Arlington tram tour, they have a stop but its still quite a walk. We were lucky to be able to drive. There is free onsite parking available. The memorial itself is very well done and there is seating to be able to relax and reflect.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

"Uncommon valor was a common virtue." The iconic sculpture-statue adorned by this sentence is a must-see for any visitor to Washington, DC. I recommend that you watch the movie "Flags of our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima" before you visit to help you understand the history behind the battle and war that led to this monument and the ethos... More 

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not sure why, but the roads in D.C. and surrounding areas are horrible!! very important to know if you are on a motorcycle.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took my (former Marine) Dad to the Marine Corp War Memorial, the Iwo Jima statue was great. Easy ride in, plenty of parking. As as we arrived the Marine Corp band was marching and playing. It was pretty cool, timing is everything I guess. We really enjoyed it. Dad chatted with a few of the young marines, had his picture... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This memorial is worth a visit just to see the Iwo Jima statue with the raising of the flag. It is most impressive.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I think we've all seen the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Flag Raising) in pictures. But we had no idea how much larger it was than expected. Marine honor guard was practicing while we were there and we enjoyed watching that.

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