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“Very moving experience”

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
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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.
Tehachapi, California
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very moving experience”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've been here before, but this was the first time on a tour bus. The bus moves around the memorial, and as it does, the flag appears to be raising. After getting off the bus, it was moving to see Marines there, saluting the memorial.

Visited November 2012
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Great Photo opportunity!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visiting this Memorial during the Spring or Summer is Great. It is a must see if you come to Washington DC. I now work across the street from this memorial and I looking at it when the sun is setting.

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Kitcat22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“It's a must-see for a history buff”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

If you're coming to DC to see the historical sights and monuments, this "Iwo Jima" memorial is required viewing. It's on the Arlington side of the Potomac, just north of Arlington National Cemetery. There is a circle drive around it with plenty of parking. During summer, there are often special events, such as the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps_Silent_Drill_Platoon

Visited February 2013
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san diego
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“enormous”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you have never been there, you will be blown away at how enormous this statue is. Absolute must see after dark!! Semper FI!

Visited February 2013
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Clarksville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very cool”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The symbolism cannot be denied. These guys were very excited to win this beach, this island. It is a little hard to get to, but worth the effort

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