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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and other Arlington attractions using our handy Arlington vacation generator.
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  • This memorial is huge and also very detailed. Walk up from a distance with a clear view but make sure you go right up to the monument so you can see it clearly. 
  • Rode my bike to D.C. from here many times and "under-serviced" porta-johns offer tourists a sit down scented view of lovely Iwo Jima .. u have to hand it to underfunded Park folks for trying ..Dutch b...  read more »
  • Is more far that those other memorials, but is very good if there is a day cute since estsa surrounded of a park with trees and a view beautiful. It is very close to Arlington Cemetery, great place that appears on all war films.
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  • IWO jima Marine memorial is a great place to honor and pay respects for our fellow troops who have sacrificed so much. The monument is breathtaking.
  • Iwo Jima Memorial is a great place to reflect on the sacrifices men have made for this country.
  • For most people this is just a quick stop-by on their way to or from Arlington but it's an amazing site. Don't to do the gradual run-around (or drive around) to catch the illusion of the flag being raised. Pretty dramatic.
  • The USMCWM (sometimes called Iwo Jima) is my favorite memorial in DC, and there are a lot to choose from. There is something really special about being here and visualizing the sacrifice made by so many. The Marines frequently offer fun events for the public, and you are right next to the Netherlands Carillon, which is really cool.
  • This Memorial was our last stop in Arlington Cemetery and it was a very fitting concoction. It depicts the effort, struggle and loss of loved ones in a very touching way. Not all of the men depicted returned home.
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