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Air Force Memorial

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The AF Memorial was dedicated on October 14, 2006 to honor the men and women of the AF and its heritage organizations. It is located in Arlington, Virginia, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. Since its opening, it has been a...more
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1 Air Force Memorial Dr, Arlington, VA 22204-4586
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As an Airman, it was a special treat to visit my own service's memorial overlooking the Pentagon and grander DC skyline. Finished in 2006, the memorial was built in the path of American Airlines Flight 77 which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank royalvagabond
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I imagine several planes going upward together, then separating to go in different directions. I have seen real planes doing this in Air Force shows over the years. Memorial is impressive.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed January 10, 2019

We visited here on a very busy Sunday. It is a most impressive site. A large number of veterans were in attendance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We were able to experience this monument after our tour at the Pentagon. This monument is visible from the Pentagon but you will need to drive over to get the full experience. The grounds are beautiful and there are clean restrooms on site. Also, you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terrie C
Reviewed December 18, 2018

The Air Force Memorial is not next to all the other National Mall memorials and monuments. It is located next to Arlington Cemetery. You can't miss it as you enter Washington DC from the south. The 3 spires stand tall overlooking the cemetery. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

A memorial will be displayed every time you drive towards the Pentagonia and 14th street bridge. Arches are similar to aircrafts in flight.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The US Air Force Memorial was originally designed to have four 'spikes' to symbolizing the Star Burst maneuver done by the USAF Thunderbirds jet demonstration team. Unfortunately, building a memorial so tall in the 2000-era was expensive. Cost over-runs forced funding cuts in order to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Standing on the hill at the Air Force Memorial and looking at the spheres that represent the airplanes spiraling off into the skies is a peaceful feeling. The view is great. The Memorial is very moving and peaceful. Also a great location to watch the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sonlm
Reviewed November 7, 2018

If you visit Arlington National Cemetery in the near future, make sure and sign up for the tour. It will take you all over the park and this is one of the sites you will get to see. Very well done

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YoBob536
Reviewed November 6, 2018

cool extremely tall sculpture with great setting which is visible throughout the area. The kids enjoyed it too.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Donna F | Reviewed this property |
Excellent parking and it is free. There is a security guard on duty as well. Flat area, easy for elderly or handicapped access. Not crowded at all the day we went.
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Saginaw, Texas
September visit (2 Replies)
We are going to bein Niagara on the 8th of September and attending the Air Force Memorial show on the 11th. Is this a good time to enjoy a Maid of the Mist trip? Also are there any other "must see" activities. We are 70 and 76 years of age so they cannot be strenuous. Will appreciate any input. Thank You, J Funk
August 29, 2011|
Response fromplan2gosoon|
Hi, I hope you posted this on the Niagara Falls, ON forum site. Wine-4-2 has excellent information and can answer all your questions.
Marion, Texas
Onboard Tours, -DC (0 Replies)
Have used this company 3 different times, first time was great and would recommend to everyone. Stephen knew his facts, and gave us a great appreciation for our nation's capital. Second time was the worst-tour guide was more interested in giving us her Political View Point through the entire tour. Then she was feeling faint and sat on the bus at the Lincoln Memorial. Most of the bus was unhappy with the tour and when I sent an email about the poor quality, I got a "we are sorry". Gave them on...More
July 22, 2011|
Greenville, Ohio
4th of July (5 Replies)
Debating on the best plan for 4th of July. We could do some Smithsonians during the day that way we are close by to be at the Mall for the fireworks. But i have also read that you can see the fireworks from the Air Force Memorial in Arlington and that is on our agenda too so i was thinking we could do Arlington National Cemetery during the day and make our way to the Air Force Memorial in the evening for the fireworks? Any insight to which might be a better plan?
June 29, 2018|
Response frommdboy2|
Stay in DC for fireworks - better view, better vibe - unless your hotel is in VA and even then I'd say stay in DC. I imagine you can see the fireworks from the Air Force Memorial but sometimes it gets very smokey so a far away view won't be that great.