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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 #1 of 8 Attractions in Newington
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Outdoors
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Outdoors

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Awesome monument. This place is really touching to see, i love the eternal flame. God bless our soldiers and our country. People sometimes forget that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This eternal flame memorial to our war heroes is a welcome tribute. There is important historical information, easily accessed from ample parking. Easy on & off major roadways.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a smaller version of the memorial in Washington D.C. You can find it by exiting CT Route 9, continuing to Ella Grasso Boulevard and heading west toward the campus of Central Connecticut State University. Watch for the little cul-de-sac just west of Route 9. The site is much like a tiny park with a monument/statue as its focal... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

not a lg parking lot during holidays like memorial day - a very fitting place to reflect. great at dusk to take photos due to the flame.

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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