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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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inaugeration visit

quick visit by car. we felt was an appropriate visit post inaugeration stop. we have already done most other stops in other visits to dc

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

quick visit by car. we felt was an appropriate visit post inaugeration stop. we have already done most other stops in other visits to dc

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An iconic symbol of not just the Marine Corps but if Washington DC. Plenty of parking. Attraction is feee. Great for photos. Not really much else there less the entrance to Arlington national cemetery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This statue is located before you enter the gates to Arlington cemetery. Looks like it was once copper and due to weather, it has turned green over the years.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was absolutely beautiful and worth the walk. During the bus tour in Arlington Cemetery, there is a stop for you to get off and walk. Please do it. This is so much larger than you can imagine from the photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everyone knows the iconic WWII photo that inspired this monument, and the fact that it represents both an historic event AND the warrior spirit of the USMC -- the best fighting force in the world -- makes this Memorial an extra special one among the many around the Nation's Capital. It is easily accessible from the Rosslyn Metro station, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the walk from Arlington cemetery. There is a main road close by so follow the path or you can end up going the long way round.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This memorial stands above all of the others - literally and figuratively. Parking is free and very close and the monument itself is a cannot miss for any visitor to D.C.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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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