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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a...

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.

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Beautiful area

Interesting information on this beautiful sculpture. Nice area and even though near streets, it is quiet.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting information on this beautiful sculpture. Nice area and even though near streets, it is quiet.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another quick stop to this memorial ... I really enjoyed being on our tour… But the really big downside of it ...always in a hurry to get to the next location .... would be nice to visit place like this, slow down, spend more time to sit back and reflect. When a great memorial.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was difficult to drive here. Tried following GPS but still difficult. Once we got there, it was amazing. Great views of DC

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Andover, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This memorial is so impressive -- huge when you're up close. It's a short walk from the last tram stop at Arlington National Cemetery (it actually sits outside the cemetery itself). worth taking a few minutes while at Arlington to see this incredible memorial.

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Jodhpur, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

hang around with a picnic basket on the lawns or take hold of a bench and enjoy the sun. Great view of the obelisk during sunrise. makes a brilliant picture. equally breathtaking is the view of the moonrise. ;D overall a great place to hang out and not doing anything

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial has been silently poised on the edge of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia asking us to simply remember those thousands of Marines over hundreds of years who have looked at you and said 'For your comfort and your freedom I will give up my life today...for you'. Spend the time honoring these most... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive and impressive memorial. Good for a quick stop to take a few pictures. Its kind of out of the way so its better to get a ride. You can just walk up to it once you get there. It is a fairly distant walk from one of the last tour tram stops at Arlington National Cemetery (plus you will... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is big in DC, but one does not realize the size of the monument until sitting right next to it ! It's massive/impressive and give yet another opportunity to teach kids some history We didn't travel with a guide, but some tour guides with groups were going over the history of the scene, the soldiers' personal history, bringing some... More 

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Grand Ledge
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another D.C. must see, which captures the history of war and freedom our country was part of. These are beautiful monuments in pristine locations for visitors to see. All of D.C. has symbolic monuments to lay forth a reminder to future generations why our history should never be forgotten.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite memorials to visit. Take an early morning stroll or an evening walk nearby to remember the sacrifice paved by Marines who served the US. Spend time sitting on the grass and thinking about sacrifice or walking around the memorial reading the endless tributes to Marines in battle. It's near the north end of Arlington so often... More 

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