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Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park

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Address: Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111
Phone Number: 860-291-9666

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and you can see it from the hiway

this is a memorial to the fallen on iowa jima and is a reproduction of part of the memorial in dc and it has an eternal flame too. it has enough space to feel the solitude and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
central ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a memorial to the fallen on iowa jima and is a reproduction of part of the memorial in dc and it has an eternal flame too. it has enough space to feel the solitude and pray for those lost in the great conflict

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a simply and emotional monument that can help explain the die-heart sacrifice during wwII. Please respect the seriousness and atmosphere, good to be prepared with an authentic account of history.

Thank GringoAlto2000
Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

As a former Marine I think it is great to have this Memorial located within a few miles from my home. It is very well maintained, touching tribute our Iwo Jima survivors. - Semper FI

1 Thank BadApple64
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The Memorial is locate near Central Connecticut State University and its a must if you want to honor the armed forced

1 Thank Mex-Golf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Copy of the original monument in Washington DC, this monument located in Newington CT across of the CCSU, has been erected over the buried ashes of some of the local heroes that was there. One of them from the town of New Britain was one of the four in the monument. I'm honored to know and hear some of local... More 

Thank Ladope
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Learnt a lot about how this structure is based on a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal during WW2. Interestingly, I was told by my guide that a mother was able to recognize her son based on this picture published in all newspapers at that time. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Shadowscooby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have visited this monument many times and it is more than marble, bricks and granite. If you allow yourself you are actually taken back in time and personally realize what these brave men fought and died for. You can see the pain in their faces yet how proud they were to raise our flag. Go see it and get... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

My step father served in the Navy during WWII. My father served in Korea. Seeing the memorial, which is a 50% scale size of the original was very powerful. I think anyone who has family connected to the military would appreciate seeing this park. It is right off a major highway, so easy to and easy back. There is ample... More 

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Genoa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I were visiting Connecticut from Chicagoland. My husband is a post 9/11 veteran. Coming down the highway we saw all these American Flags surrounding a property. After doing some research on nearby place we found out it was an Iwo Jima Memorial. When we stopped by there were a few people standing outside. The walked up and... More 

1 Thank Jennifer J
New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This park, near Central Connecticut State University, is an exact replica of the famous Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, VA -- just smaller scale. Built by the Connecticut survivors of that battle -- their names are engraved in the stone walkway there. There's also maps, engravings, etc. from the battle, in addition to an eternal flame.

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