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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
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Day Tour of Arlington Virginia
Ranked #3 of 109 things to do in Arlington
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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.
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is but one of the awe inspiring monuments in the Washington DC area - this one on the Arlington side of the Potomac, next to the National Cemetery. The sculpture of the marines planting the flag at Iwo Jima is not only a powerful reminder of our hard-won victory against the Japanese in WWII, but in the faces of each individual soldier you can practically hear their individual stories of a war gone on too long, and at great expense. I photographed many angles and was stunned at what they revealed when I looked at them later. This is really a monument worth studying for the many stories it has to tell. In addition, come around sunset and get a glorious view of the city.

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

The photo brought to massive dimensions is breathtaking and somber, as it should be. The Park is sparse, thus encouraging to focus on the monument. Do not miss the view across the Potomac though.

Thank Nathan R
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Actually, this statue is enormous, very photogenic, well located and well signposted.
Well worth the visit for anyone, especially ( but not only) for those interested in military history.

Thank RobandMaryJean
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have driven by the memorial many times but never stopped. Since I was staying in Rossyln it was an easy walk from the hotel. The sculpture is beautiful, but reading the signs surrounding the statue is interesting and thought provoking. I learned a lot. Wish I had seen it at night.

Thank mary m
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Marine Corps memorial is truly a must see. I didn't realize just how big the Iwa Jima memorial was until I was in front of it. If you are in Washington you have to check it out.

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