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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. 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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  • Somber but impressive and inspiring. Moreso because my father was a Marine and proud of it. Larger in person than one would imagine. 
  • This was a great visit and an amazing Memorial because of what happened in iwo jima and our marines. There is a trolley that I'm a veteran myself and would tell anybody to come and visit this Memorial...  more »
  • Not well lit at night for a picture, hard to walk to if your situated in D.C., but peaceful and moving. 
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  • Sometimes, you see classic monuments or memorials online, on tv or in other media and then when you have the opportunity to see them in person they are smaller than you expected. That is not the case with this impressive monument to the proud Marines at Iwo Jima.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful area, park was very clean. This monument was astounding, and had a historical impact
  • It's a interesting statue. It's an iconic image cast in massive bronze. It labels all the wars the Marines have been in, like WWII and Grenada in '83. Other than looking at the statue there isn't much else to do.
  • Easy to great to near Rosslyn and next to Arlington Cemetery, this is an amazing monument. Must see both places.