U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington

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A symbol of the gratitude of the American people for every Marine who has given his or her life to defend the United States, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial is also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial because of its famous statue. The memorial's statue depicts the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, a victorious image that has great resonance in the country. Sculptor Felix W. de Weldon used the original image, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Joe Rosenthal, to create this statue. Weldon also arranged for three survivors of the flag raising to pose for his sculpture, which was officially unveiled in 1954. Start your trip to Arlington by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A must see memorial. For its history and symbolism. Good access, parking and informative displays. Next to Arlington National Cemetery 
    A must see memorial. For its history and symbolism. Good access, parking and informative displays. Next to Arlington National Cemetery  more »
  • More beautiful in person than in pictures. I was taken back by the size and how the memorial stands out against the sky. I love the real flag waving at the top. Brings back the history of that moment. 
    More beautiful in person than in pictures. I was taken back by the size and how the memorial stands out against the sky. I love the real flag waving at the top. Brings back the history of that moment.  more »
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  • What a tribute to the all American hero. Take a walk from Arlington National Cemetery and the grave markers set the tone for this amazing statue. The heroic touch by these young soldiers so many years ago is a lasting reminder of what the flag stands for. I also love that this memorial can be seen for miles around. It’s a little off the beaten path and after so many years of visiting DC this is my first time, and definitely a favorite.
  • Finally got the chance to see what i have only seen in books and movies. Words cant express how awe-inspiring this monument is. Shows the American strength and unity. We as citizens need to show our armed forces more respect than we do. Because if it wasn't for them we would not be a free nation.

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