U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington

4.8
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. Plan a trip to Arlington easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The memorial parks in DC are mostly understated, poignant reminders of the sacrifices made by rank and file individuals to protect free peoples across the globe. The Marine memorial is no exception. M...  more »
  • This monument is incredible. The signage is helpful to learn more about the Marine Corps. The park is peaceful and borders Arlington.  more »
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  • Just kept driving around it because it was packed! But seeing it from afar in the day time..then going back again at night time and walking around it and seeing it all lit up. Wow. Breathtaking. Just wow.
  • It's like taking a walk through history. It gave me a much better appreciation for all of the heroes who fought for the freedoms we all enjoy. I highly recommend a visit here.
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