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"Iwo Jima Memorial" Iwo Jima Memorial - Marine Corps Tip by mattreider


At the front edge of a hill in Arlington, VA, nested in front of Ft. Meyer lies one of the most famous war memorials in America, A reproduction of a famous photograph, the Marine Corps War Memorial commemorates the planting of the American flag atop Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima, a small island 660 miles south of Tokyo.

The 78 feet tall, 50-year old Memorial recognize the sacrifice of all U.S. Marines in the various wars and battles they have fought. When standing in front of the massive statue, turn around to see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capital Dome lined up for picture-postcard photographs.

Address: Arlington Blvd and Meade St, Arlington, VA 22201
Directions: From Rossyln Metro stop, go right and head up the hill on Ft. Myer Dr until it becomes Meade Street. Go around the traffic circle and in the middle is the memorial.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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