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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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Inspirational Memorial with Incredible views of D.C Monuments

Very moving and inspriational Memorial. Bring your camera as the view into DC is surreal with the backdrop of the Wahington Monument and other memorials. I recommend going early... read more

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very moving and inspriational Memorial. Bring your camera as the view into DC is surreal with the backdrop of the Wahington Monument and other memorials. I recommend going early in the morning as you will have the place to yourself. You can alsowalk over to the edge of Arlington National Cemetary and have more views of the expansive final resting... More 

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Hopewell, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even on a cold overcast February gloomy day, this turned out to be fun for the whole crew including the kids... search detail in the bronze, and the size is spectacular! All the battles the Marines have been in are listed on the side of the monument with the exception of the current battles. Everybody loved it I would definitely... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This famous memorial is base don Joe Rosenthal's equally famous photo of US Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. On summer Tuesdays, the Marines perform an excellent Evening Parade there. This is easily worth a stop on your Washington DC visit.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This monument to the Marine Corps stands in Arlington, Virginia, about a mile from the Arlington National Cemetery. I visited this with my father, who simply wanted to see it. If you decide to walk from the cemetery, it's an easy walk through the beautiful, tree-lined northwestern end of the cemetery, and then through a large, open green space populated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a historical site that greets runners at the end of the exhausting marine corps marathon. Take amazing photos of the district that will delight your viewing senses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with my Marine son and family, we all got very emotional. Did believe the feeling that can over us. But we loved it and would definitely come back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have seen the image many times this monument was enormous. It is a bit out of the way. I took the arlington cemetery trolley bus tour. The let you off at the stop and it is a five minute walk. Take a walk up you will only need 10 minutes to admire this and snap a few photos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

situated next to Arlington cemetery, gives you an idea of all wars the us army was engaged in throughout the world. All are listed with dates on the monument. Parking is free and monument visit too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen this memoairla so often on pictures. In a twon that has so many memeorials this one stands out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Memorial itself is great but there are a couple of other reasons to go. In the summer, there are regular music and military performances - called the Marine Corps Sunset Parade. There is typically one each week in the summer. Check the web to find out the dates and don't miss it! It is super cool! The second reason... More 

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