US Marine Corps War Memorial

Marvel at the memorial built as a dedication to all the United States Marine Corps that have died in the line of duty since 1775. Located on Arlington Ridge near the National Mall, the US Marine Corps War Memorial was designed by Felix de Weldon, whose inspiration for the sculpture was an iconic war photograph by Joe Rosenthal, which was published by the Associated Press. The sculpture features five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the second flag on Mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. Groups can see this piece of history as it stands tall at the entrance to the Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Contact Info 
Address: Arlington, Virginia 22209. Arlington County. Tel: 703‑235-1530. Website: www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/usmc_memorial.htm. Hrs: 6AM-12AM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes. Cost: Free.