Marine corps war memorial is located outside of Arlington national cemetery in Arlington ridge park, Virginia. The memorial is dedicated to all of the marines who lost their lives serving the nation since 1775. Marine corps war memorial is an iconic historic landmark that is visited by millions of tourists. The memorial statue features the six men who raised the second American flag over Iwo Jima in 1945, the statue commemorates the conclusion of the American campaign in the pacific during world was II. The cost was donated by US Marines. The memorial is open to tours every day and year-round.
Things to Do
- Visitors can take in history of the memorial, the memorial statue is composed of rough Swedish granite at the base, the base has inscriptions related to every major battle that involved the US marine corps.
- The 32 feet tall memorial statue depicts a significant event in the history, the statue is based on an iconic photograph taken by photographer Joe Rosenthal.
- Guided tours are available. Food is not available on-site but you can have a picnic on the grounds.
- During the Summer Sunset parades are held at the memorial by the US Marine corps.
- The memorial is surrounded by biking and running paths. The views at night are breathtaking.
- The grounds of the memorial are open from 6 AM until midnight.
Marine corps war memorial Insider Tips
- The memorial is easy to access from the Rosslyn station.