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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 7032892500
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Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a...

Commonly called the "Iwo Jima Memorial," the statue is a depiction of the famous raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima and is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag.

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Visiting the memorial is always sobering, but also a prideful moment. Those who have served as a Marine, has had a Marine serve in their family, or are proud of our military... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting the memorial is always sobering, but also a prideful moment. Those who have served as a Marine, has had a Marine serve in their family, or are proud of our military heritage, this is one of the place that need to be visited when in the DC/Virginia area.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The base of the U.S. Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) War Memorial is inscribed with all the places that the Marine Corps has engaged in battles since 1775. The memorial itself is iconic and you'll find yourself circling it to see the details from every angle.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

well worth the visit! This is a very moving memorial of the iconic photo taken in WW2. Would recommend!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first memories I have of WW2 was that iconic photo this memorial is based on and the memorial does the photo justice. It is a bit out of the way, but well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very nice and absolutely majestic! Easy parking and not a long walk. We went at night and I think the way it was lit up added to the beauty. Beautiful and touching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth visiting to also read the inscriptions on the memorial, you only get a sense of the sacrifice this way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hate that expression as well over used but this memorial is awesome. The sheer size and complexity of it is so impressive. Not more I can say as it speaks for itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start by saying that I don't know how you can rate a memorial less than 5 stars if you really think about what they represent.... Then I'll add my first visit here was extra moving because it's where I just finished my first marathon. But the realism (okay as real as you can get for a monument) of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the monument while driving down the road but didn't stop to get out. Very cool with an iconic scene of US military in Iwo Jima

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time I have seen this memorial, and as beautiful as it must be during the day, we saw it at night and it was an honor. This is the famous Iwo Jima picture of the Marines raising a flag from WWII. I would suggest it is very much worth going to see, and its nearby the... More 

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