US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)

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US Marine Memorial Cir, Arlington, VA 22209, United States
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The United States Marine Corps War Memorial represents this nation's gratitude to Marines and those who have fought beside them. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the... (See all)


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  • Chevrolet

    All American, 24-7; This is one of the few official sites where the American Flag is required to be flown at all times.

    Chevrolet · September 21, 2010
  • Marine Corps

    Look closely around the base of the memorial – the location and date of every major Marine Corps engagement to date is inscribed there.

    Marine Corps · January 5, 2012
  • K B.

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! All Marines must visit this place of honor.

    K B · November 8, 2010
  • Dora

    Have your kids count the hands of the soldiers raising the flag together— there's an extra one! Powered by

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • US National Archives

    The Fourth of July isn't just a celebration of American independence, but a time to remember all those who've helped shape our nation, whether they have a monument or memorial or not. Read more

    US National Archives · June 12, 2013
  • ian

    This is the United States of America. The greatest nation in the world.

    ian · June 8, 2011
  • James M.

    From here you can see the State Capitol, Washington Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial all bunched up together. It's an awesome view!

    James McFadden Jr. · March 5, 2012
  • Joseph R.

    Visit this location during the summer at 7pm for the sunset performance of the Marine Corps Band, they also practice at 7:30 am in the same spot.

    Joseph Raczynski · March 24, 2010
  • Rick S.

    Stunning - a must see.

    Rick Stern · July 15, 2013
  • Amy R.

    Amazing detail!

    Amy Roberts · November 2, 2012
  • Ricco R.

    BY far My Favorite Statue!!, this should be where the Statue Liberty Is so when foreigners come they know NOT to F with U.S.

    Ricco Richardson · August 4, 2013
  • Maureen

    Great place to watch the fireworks over DC for the 4th of July. Get there early to snag a place in front of the bell tower!

    Maureen · July 5, 2012
  • Jon D.

    Great park and view of the monuments across the river. Dont forget to go to the Netherlands Carillon if you are here, especially if the tulips are in bloom

    Jon Darveau · April 9, 2012
  • Scott S.

    Make sure you get the view that frames the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in the background!

    Scott Smith · March 19, 2011
  • Laquel H.

    A must see for all "USMC" veterans!

    Laquel Holliday · August 22, 2010
  • chris m.

    The USMC Drum and Bugle Corps. Not band.

    chris moses · July 27, 2010
  • Jim T.

    Free: Every Tuesday summer evening there is a Marine Corp there by 630.

    Jim Traister · July 27, 2013
  • Brittany C.

    Best view looking out over the city

    Brittany Campbell · November 14, 2012
  • StayArlington

    This is a great spot to watch the fireworks in D.C. on the Fourth of July!

    StayArlington · August 23, 2012
  • Justin

    Be sure to check the detailing on the faces. Beautiful.

    Justin · April 2, 2012
  • Jerrry G.

    Killing anything that moves since 1776!

    Jerrry G · March 22, 2012
  • Beth H.

    I dropped a Collectivus Cherry Lime Chocolate Cupcake of Nom-Nom-Nom Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more

    Beth Hayes · October 29, 2011
  • Wil W.

    Count the soldiers and see how long it takes you to get the right number? Read more

    Wil W · August 9, 2011
  • Chris B.

    The 13th hand thing is bullshit. Count them.

    Chris Benard · October 28, 2010
  • Guilherme U.

    Amazing memorial! Must see!!

    Guilherme Umeda · January 3
  • Derek J.

    More than just the memorial. The surrounding park is beautiful and a great place for a picnic. Excellent views of DC.

    Derek Jones · January 2
  • Rebecca G.

    Worth the walk but leave it till last as it is a short walk from here to Roslyn metro stop to get you back into Washington. Or if you have the energy, walk to DC across the bridge from here

    Rebecca Gishkariany · October 14, 2014
  • Sabrina S.

    Beautiful memorial

    Sabrina Santos · September 5, 2014
  • Andrea C.

    See it at night on the Monuments by Moonlight trolley tour.

    Andrea C · August 11, 2014
  • Rebecca C.

    Go in the summer on Tuesday evening to the memorial and see the sunset ceremony with the marine corp band. Starts @ 6:30pm.

    Rebecca Carey Hilbert · August 10, 2014
  • Dirty B.

    My all time favorite

    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    It's an absolutely spectacular recreation of the Joe Rosenthal photograph of five Marines hoisting the American flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Janaynay

    Optical illusion; walk around the memorial and watch the flag. It looks like it's being raised.

    Janaynay · April 9, 2014
  • Ben S.

    A Must see for ALL Veterans.

    Ben Salisbury · February 7, 2014
  • Laura S.

    A must see if you're near DC.

    Laura Swift · September 18, 2013
  • Mike H.

    There in fact are 11 hands, it is NOT a viral myth!!!

    Mike Hill · July 20, 2013
  • Linda H.

    a great place to catch the july 4 fireworks w/o the hassle if going into the city. free parking at the arlington courthouse & a 10-12 minute walk from there.

    Linda Hirw · July 6, 2013
  • Kevin H.

    Drunken Ira Hayes is the guy in the back.

    Kevin Heron · April 23, 2013
  • J C.

    God bless the USMC

    J Cavness · March 26, 2013
  • Brandon L.

    A great view

    Brandon L · March 9, 2013
  • Kevin M.


    Kevin Michael · February 8, 2013
  • StayArlington

    Finally the finish line!

    StayArlington · September 24, 2012
  • Jessie S.

    Make sure to count the hands!! It's said that there are 11 instead of 10 hands...the extra hand is the hand of God.

    Jessie Setliff · September 2, 2012
  • Missy H.

    Walk over to the Netherlands Carillon for a better view of the District.

    Missy H · August 26, 2012
  • Maureen

    Happy 4th!

    Maureen · July 5, 2012
  • Tom S.

    Go @ might!

    Tom Sakell · June 26, 2012
  • Waylon C.

    Remember all our fallen Heroes and say a special prayer for them all.

    Waylon Chavez · May 20, 2012
  • Beth H.

    I picked up a Collectivus Cherry Lime Chocolate Cupcake of Nom-Nom-Nom Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more

    Beth Hayes · October 29, 2011
  • Milena L.

    Fica num lindo parque, fora de DC, mas que se pode chegar facilmente de metro!

    Milena Loureiro · August 10, 2014
  • Cristian V.

    Es de una película ... Cierto??

    Cristian Veliz · May 11, 2013

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