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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington whispers in honor of sacrifices in Pacific and around world

U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington whispers in honor of sacrifices in Pacific and around world

by Christian Michael

December 21, 2018


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.

 

 

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