Marine Corps Memorial - Washington DC
On our early morning walk to Arlington National Cemetery we viewed this incredible memorial. "The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation’s esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most iconic photos 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. The Memorial depicts the raising of the American flag at Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945 by U.S. Marines in World War II during the Battle of Iwo Jima."