Route 50, near Arlington
Phone: (703) 285-2601
The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial) which commemorates all the marines who have died in battle since 1775, is one of the largest bronze statues ever cast at 78-foot tall . The monument, created by Felix W. deWeldon, is based on the famous Joseph Rosenthal photograph capturing the flag being raised on Mount Suribachi during the World War II battle for Iwo Jima.
Open: Open 24 hours.
Admission: Free Metro: Roslyn
Related Links: U. S. Marine Corps Memorial Site (National Park Service.