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“Must see when visiting DC...” 5 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.
Easley, South Carolina
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“Must see when visiting DC...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visited on Sunday morning, July 28 (we arranged for a "DC by foot" walking tour ahead of time). We arrived around 9:15am in time to find the location of my Aunt's grave through their on-line system. We were able to do this and visit her grave prior to our 10:00am tour. Tour was great in that lots information was gleaned about the specifics of the cemetary. A separate review is posted on TA about our tour.

The thing to me that is so overwhelming about Arlington Cemetary is the size of it. It is so beautiful. The way the headstones align is almost eery. The sacrifice of so many people does my heart good. While it is sad, in reflection, it is something to be so very prideful about.

Our country has so many good people who are willing to sacrifice everything for us and our country.

The view looking down from General Lee's old house back at the city is amazing. Our 3 sons really understood the magnitude of our visit to Arlington. That, too, serves one's heart well.

Visited July 2013
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Loved the Iwo Jima memorial. It is a spectacular sight, especially at night. Not a lot of parking and difficult to drive to.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“My favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I love this monument. I couldn't wait to see it. It was so much bigger than expected. The information boards are a must read....take the time as it explains the monument in detail. I did not see the parade unfortunately. A moving experience. Don't miss out!

Visited August 2013
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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“Inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had an uncle who served and made it back from Iwo Jima and it depicts the bravery and dedication of those marines whom I respect so much! Also see the FDR memorial another inspiration.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Marine Corps/Iwo Jima Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Well worth a stop for visitors to the Washington DC area, this memorial is especially impressive at night.

Visited September 2012
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