U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington

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A symbol of the gratitude of the American people for every Marine who has given his or her life to defend the United States, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial because of its famous statue. The memorial's statue depicts the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, a victorious image that has great resonance in the country. Sculptor Felix W. de Weldon used the original image, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Joe Rosenthal, to create this statue. Weldon also arranged for three survivors of the flag raising to pose for his sculpture, which was officially unveiled in 1954. Plan a trip to Arlington easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Currently fenced off for renovations but still accessible, this is both a striking piece of art in its own right and a moving testimony to all those who have fallen in battle - a list of which is prov...  more »
  • Best part: As you drive around the circle, visual placement makes it seem as though the flag is being raised...disappointed to see kids climbing on the statue.  more »
  • Came by here a couple of months ago and it had scaffolding around it. Now, it’s cleared and you get to see the beauty of this monument. It’s away from the other landmarks, about 10 minutes away. It’s ...  more »
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  • This is one of the most iconic memorials in DC. If you are a tourist, the best time to go is early in the morning for parking. A lot of runners use this location as a starting point for their routes. Parking space is moderate but quickly filled. Not to be disparaging, but during the night, this place has been known as a place to find a gay hookup.
  • One of the must sees when going to Washington in my opinion. It's a true thing of beauty that shows the national pride and respect for their soldiers. It's quite confusion to reach in my opinion bur once there it was worth it.
  • This has always been my favorite memorial in the DC area. Beautiful location and an equally wonderful sculpture. Very peaceful and thought-provoking. Thank you to all who have served in our armed forces. Your sacrifices are what keeps us free.
  • Be careful about the exit on Jefferson Davis Hwy, the speed limit is 45, and local Police keep on giving speeding ticket to USMC visitors which drives over 45.
  • This is such a great park - Took guest to see The memorial after checking web site - nothing about CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION on your web site :(

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If your trip to America's capital city doesn't include a big budget for accommodations, consider staying on the other side of the Potomac River in the county of Arlington. You’ll find a good selection of both expensive and economical hotels inside Washington, D.C., proper, but staying in Arlington county removes you from the big crowds and allows you to choose from a range of budget-friendly inns and motels. This area also offers extended-stay apartments, many located near the Ballston neighborhood's metro stop.
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