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Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park

Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111
860-291-9666
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Newington
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Have seen the statue in "DC" and this is similar, but a little different. It is taken from an actual photograph of the event taken at the time it... more »
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Newington, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in WWII memorials and can't get to WashingtonDC this is the largest Iwo Jima after there. Very nicely done, can be a quick visit right off the highway(route 9)

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Its a nice statue to see just off the 9 highway in Newington near the CCSU college. There is no bathroom or concessions here. it is definitely worth the trip!

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Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This beautiful memorial is the only one of it's kind that can say it was built by Survivors of the Battle of Iwo Jima. They designed the park and raised all the funds themselves to build it. Althought similar to the one is Washington, it has many differences. It is built to remember the 6,821 American servicemen who were killed... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This memorial lists all the people of connecticut who died in Iwo Jima. There is an eternal flame and some parking. It is not the crowded and we went on memorial day. We went here because the beach was packed. So if you want to visit a good memorial come here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

They did a very nice job with this statue to remember the boys who gave their lives at Iwo Jima so that we could have ours. Stop by and see it if you're in the area. Lots of parking and no worries about getting in and out.

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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

i love this memorial. what our grand fathers and fathers went through just to be able to hang that flag is nothing short of heroic. and for you really young kids if you want just a hint of what they went through i suggest you watch the first few minutes of saving private Ryan. and that was just in the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

no facilities - nothing much there excpet a flag and a flame. Just drive in and drive out - that's it - you;re done!

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Meriden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Impressive and moving in its simplicity and reverence.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Excellent tribute to those who fought and died (or survived) in one of the fiercest battles in American history. The Iwo Jima Survivors didn't claim to be the heroes -- they were just the survivors, they said. But they built a fitting tribute to their fallen comrades. We still go there.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is a replica of the original Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, VA and disappointing in comparison.

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