This monumental obelisk was built to honor George Washington, America’s first president, and stands today as the world’s tallest freestanding stone structure.
The Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the US Marine Corps War Memorial, is located near Arlington Cemetery and the Netherlands Carillion (a structure/gift from the people of the Netherlands in thanks for US assistance during and after WWII) in Arlington Virginia. The bronze memorial is dedicated to all the Marines that have died in battle since 1775. It stands 32 feet tall, with a flag pole that is 60 ft tall. The statue, created by Felix de Weldon, is based on the famous photo of six men raising the flagpole during the battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A US flag flies from the flagpole continually, as required by John F. Kennedy. The memorial rests on a granite base with two inscriptions along with the date and location of every major US Marine Corp military engagement up to the present. There are no restrooms near the memorial.
Capitalize on your time in the capital with this whistle-stop city tour of Washington DC and get the perfect snapshot of the city in 4 hours!
Go back in time to some of the most iconic moments from the civil rights movement with this fascinating tour, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture entry!
Enjoy the best panoramic views of Washington, DC in a luxurious glass-top or open-top convertible tour bus!