U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
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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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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
When we visited Arlington Memorial for the day, we didn't get anywhere near this place, because it's accessed by a separate entrance. However, it's a memorial to the men who captured Iwo Jima from the Japanese Army in WW2, after capturing the Philippines and before the landing at Okinawa. The sculpture is based on the award winning photo taken by a war correspondent as marines captured Mount Suribachi at one end of the island during a famous and bloody battle.

We took guided evening tour and this was our final stop of the evening. At night the place is lit by floodlights which adds to the atmosphere. Anyone interested in WW2 should pay their respects here.
Written 25 July 2022
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
On our US History Tour, we went to the Marines War Memorial, after dark on our way to our hotel. It features the statue of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, on a large, heroic scale. Our guide gave us history and background of what went before and after this event in World War II. It was an inspirational and moving experience to walk around and observe the artist’s skill in depicting the emotion of the moment. This is located at the north end of Arlington National Cemetery, so could easily be visited on a visit to the cemetery.
Written 4 May 2024
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adventrskr
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
The memorial was impressive, much larger then I imagined. Additionally there is a nice walking park around the memorial. There seemed to be adequate parking for a weekend, though for special events I could see it getting packed. Rexommend this location if you want to get out with the squirrels and maybe get a gokd walk in.
Written 2 October 2020
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Shannon N
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a very special memorial that we've seen our whole lives on the news and various social media posts. It was much larger and poignant than I realized until standing in front of it. Make sure to look for the "extra" hand lifting the pole up! (Hand of God)
Written 13 April 2022
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tawny1956
Millsboro, DE510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
If you are in the Arlington area, this memorial is a must see stop. It is impressively big, with wonderful 360 degree vantage points of the statue. It also has a great view of the Washington Monument, etc., just over the river.
Written 21 June 2022
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ChiefM55
Newnan, GA123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Went over Memorial Day weekend, went early in day. Traffic was light, the rout to this memorial is well marked., and sufficient parking. Plenty of other folks willing to help with your photo. Fantastic site.
Written 31 May 2021
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flyaway4eva
Seoul, South Korea73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Well within walking distance from Rosslyn and the area is safe with locals and tourists walking about. Lots of parking around the area and the statue is larger than it looks in photos. Worth a quick stopover if you're in the area.
Written 15 June 2022
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Daniel L
Apex, NC757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A powerful image from the chaos of Iwo Jima, this immortal pose will never fail to represent the bravery it takes to fight. The memorial is spotlessly maintained, and a great marvel.

However, it is also a stark reminder of the climate in which we live today. Along the statue is inscribed every conflict in which the deployment of the marines was involved, and among them are two unresolved conflicts with open ended date markers - Iraq and Afghanistan. This memorial not only honors those who have fallen before us, but also serves as a reminder that the fight rages on, for better or for worse. A heavy message.
Written 24 May 2021
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Jason W
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Very iconic statue and image from Iwo Jima. Right next to Arlington Cemetery. Great place to walk around and pay your respect. If you are going to Arlington Cemetery it is worth it to see this too.
Written 21 February 2021
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rafrew
Townsville, Australia94 contributions
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Oct 2019
An incredible monument to see. This was on my "must see" list for Washington DC and it didn't disappoint. I saw it both by day and by night and I think this was the best way to see it. It was larger than I expected and it was the highlight of our holiday up to that point.
Written 27 September 2020
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