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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  • Having served as a Marine this place is sacred to me. I cant help get goose bumps visiting here and to step back and stare at the statue my eyes fill with tears remembering my brothers who gave all ov...  more »
  • Unfortunately, the monument was getting a facelift when I went this time. Good to see it is maintained though. Still a good park to walk and spend time in. Enjoy taking the dog and baby stroller  more »
  • The shear size of the memorial is impressive. Nice area to walk around. We were told parking could be an issue but we did not have a problem. We visited in the evening.  more »
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  • One of my favorite memorials in Washington D.C. area. It’s actually in Northern Virginia close to the Pentagon. Parking is abundant and you can see the beautiful DC skyline from here. The monument itself is amazing with plenty of detail. Bring your camera.
  • It’s a beautiful memorial. And it’s great just to walk around. If you ever go to Washington I highly recommend you check this out.
  • Amazing, historic and breathtaking. The sculptor really captured the desperate triumph that these Marines must have demonstrated during this difficult campaign. This is another emotion inducing memorial, along with World War II, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. Must see!
  • Be careful about the exit on Jefferson Davis Hwy, the speed limit is 45, and local Police keep on giving speeding ticket to USMC fan which drives over 45.
  • Spectacular memorial to the marines who have served across the world and for all our nation’s history. It’s a lot bigger than you would expect it to be, and it demands a lot of attention. There are etchings with all the wars we’ve fought in and their respective years, and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars have no end date on them yet.
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