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“Must see!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Arlington Blvd. and Meade St., Arlington, VA 22211
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Washington DC Guided Night Tour
Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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.
DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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“Must see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Although the Iwa Jima memorial is not actually in D.C., it is an easy commute via car or metro from D.C. Take a short walk south towards the Neatherlands Carrilon and Arlington Cemetery and there is a wonderful, high view of D.C. looking across the Potomac River.

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Torrance, California
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“Proud...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I was a very proud American standing before this memorial!

Visited December 2011
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Washington DC
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“Majestic and Sobering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

When you stand in front of the USMC War Memorial in Arlington, you truly realize what patriotism means. The view of Washington DC is amazing, and the memorial is magnificent. Its very sobering when you look to the right at Arlington National Cemetary, and see the brave young men who gave their lives in the battles whose names ring the Monument.

Visited October 2011
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Gainesville VA
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“Marine Memorial.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

This is a classic, raising the flag on Iwo Jima, site in Washington DC and a great place to photograph July 4th fireworks on the mall across the river.

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Netherlands
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“Very impressive monument”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

While visiting Arlington Cemetery, I decided I wanted to visit the Iwo Jima memorial too.
I was on foot, and for some reason couldn't find the monument.
Two days later, while heading out of DC by car, I decided to set my gps and go to the memorial. This was a very good decision and I am glad I went.
The memorial is enormous, not just the sheer size, but also what it represents.

If you're ever in the area, go see this monument!

Visited November 2011
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