Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial
1400 North Meade Street, Arlington, VA, USA
Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial Arlington Reviews
A Nation's Highest Regard for its Veterans and Fallen Jun 14, 2012
We headed out early to avoid the traffic; our first stop would be the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington. It is one memorial that stands alone, it is an impressive one, one befitting the veterans and fallen of all branches of the armed forces, not just marines. It is a symbol of United States highest regard, and honor for those who sacrificed much for the freedom of others and ours. It depicts a moment in time; after a furious battle and shedding of blood in World War II, soldiers hoist the US flag.
The statute was made from a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal, by sculptor Felix W. De Weldon. The statute of the soldiers is life sized; the 32 foot high bronze figures are shown erecting a 60 foot flagpole at the top of the Mount Surbachi on Iwo Jima. Also burnished in gold on the Swedish granite are the names and dates of principal Marine Corps and other armed forces engagements since the founding of the Corps.
There is no reason not to go see this memorial, it is one of a kind and it is FREE!
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
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