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Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park

Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111
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Ranked #1 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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66 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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