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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  • 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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