A memorial seen in countless military movies in the DC area, it's a great deal larger than you'd think, and it's not even in DC! Located a stone's throw from Arlington National Cemetery, the monument sits silently surrounded with informational panels discussing the taking of Iwo Jima and a grass lawn. Be careful after it's been wet, it gets muddy if you stray from the concrete walks. As a service member, though not a Marine, it was a great memorial to visit. As a public affairs specialist, I especially liked the panel on the photographers who documented both flag raisings -- there were multiple. This is a monument worth traveling out of the way for if you're a service member. There's street parking nearby, but not much of it. You're better off parking at a garage in nearby Rosslyn (literally 200 yards away, if that) and walking.