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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Address: Arlington Blvd. and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22211
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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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Wonderful monument

Such a quiet and wonderful location for a memorial. Very well set up for night or day visit. Easy to get to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a quiet and wonderful location for a memorial. Very well set up for night or day visit. Easy to get to.

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I suggest you go see this memorial as a part of a tour, as your tour guide can fill you in on the history of this memorial, which was inspired by a photograph taken by a reporter, and is dedicated to to the Marines who died at Iwo Jima in the 18th Century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You've probably seen copies of the epic photograph by Associated Press combat photographer Joe Rosenthal. You've probably seen the reenactment of the flag-waving scene in the motion picture Sands of Iwo Jima starring John Wayne. It is an indelible and inspirational thread in the fabric of our country's history. And it has been recreated in the U.S. Marine Corps War... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Short but must see experience. Good parking and generally easy to access, albeit somewhat hidden. Most people just drive by, but worth a short stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you're at all interested in the history of the collaboration with other countries over the years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this memorial is a little off the beaten path, it is well worth a stop. It is very inspirational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk right up to it! Its hands-down one of the most impressive monuments you'll ever see. Please remember that this is not only a monument for great accomplishment but it is also a memorial to great loss. The behavior of some other visitors while I was there was not appropriate. This is a must see landmark but please remember to... More 

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This is a must see for all Maries, young and old. It embodies what the Corps and its history are all about. SEMPER FI

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The war memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who died in the defense of the United States since 1775. The memorial was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very inspiring memorial near Arlington Cemetery, this was definitely on my bucket list for when I visited Washington D.C. and I'm glad I saw it. It wasn't very crowded when we were there, so it was nice to just stand and pay our respects.

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