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Marine Corps War Memorial

Meade St and Marshall Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22111 USA

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Mon 6a-12a
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“Iconic Iwo Jima War Memorial”

"In honor and in memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775." 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 defense of the United States since 1775. Once the statue was completed in plaster, it was carefully disassembled and trucked to Brooklyn, N.Y., for casting in bronze. The casting process, which required the work of experienced artisans, took nearly 3 years. After the parts had been cast, cleaned, finished, and chased, they were reassembled into approximately a dozen pieces--the largest weighing more than 20 tons--and brought back to Washington, D.C., by a three-truck convoy. Here they were bolted and welded together, and the statue was treated with preservatives.

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Marine Corps War Memorial

Meade St and Marshall Dr
Arlington, Virginia
22111 USA

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Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Independent
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