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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Nicholas D
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Eva C
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A nice place to visit and remember those who have served the United States. It's especially moving during a US holiday such as Memorial Day or Fourth of July because its surrounded by American flags.

Thank Skippermark
Newington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The memorial park is easy to reach. It is especially moving over the national holidays when the monument is surrounded by U.S. flags all around the perimeter. The combination of the monument, the eternal flame and the flags is inspiring.

1 Thank MamaMia06111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Awesome monument. This place is really touching to see, i love the eternal flame. God bless our soldiers and our country. People sometimes forget that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

Thank Arnold W

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