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Address: Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111
Phone Number: 860-291-9666
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I have visited this monument many times and it is more than marble, bricks and granite. If you allow yourself you are actually taken back in time and personally realize what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have visited this monument many times and it is more than marble, bricks and granite. If you allow yourself you are actually taken back in time and personally realize what these brave men fought and died for. You can see the pain in their faces yet how proud they were to raise our flag. Go see it and get... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My step father served in the Navy during WWII. My father served in Korea. Seeing the memorial, which is a 50% scale size of the original was very powerful. I think anyone who has family connected to the military would appreciate seeing this park. It is right off a major highway, so easy to and easy back. There is ample... More 

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Genoa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I were visiting Connecticut from Chicagoland. My husband is a post 9/11 veteran. Coming down the highway we saw all these American Flags surrounding a property. After doing some research on nearby place we found out it was an Iwo Jima Memorial. When we stopped by there were a few people standing outside. The walked up and... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This park, near Central Connecticut State University, is an exact replica of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, VA -- just smaller scale. Built by the Connecticut survivors of that battle -- their names are engraved in the stone walkway there. There's also maps, engravings, etc. from the battle, in addition to an eternal flame.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A nice place to visit and remember those who have served the United States. It's especially moving during a US holiday such as Memorial Day or Fourth of July because its surrounded by American flags.

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Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The memorial park is easy to reach. It is especially moving over the national holidays when the monument is surrounded by U.S. flags all around the perimeter. The combination of the monument, the eternal flame and the flags is inspiring.

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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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Alamosa, Colorado
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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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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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