US Marine Corps War Memorial
The United States Marine Corps War Memorial represents this nation's gratitude to Marines and those who have fought beside them. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the USA.
Famous Statue of Marines raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima during WW2. Marine Parades during the summer.
The view of Washington DC at night from the Iwo Jima Memorial is amazing. Many times, when you see night photos and post cards from Washington DC, it is from this vantage point.
Visible from the car on Rt 50 on your way to DC, but stop here to enjoy the monument, open space, and great views of DC.
Spectacular Memorial with stunning views of the monuments. Walk over to the Netherlands Carillon for the best views of the monuments.
“Arlington National Cemetery sits in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery spans almost 1 square mile and serves as the final resting place for more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their families. Visitors should be sure to spend some time at the Memorial Amphitheater, the John F. Kennedy Gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Additionally, finding the grave of a notable veteran, family member or friend proves to be a powerful experience. The cemetery also has a downloadable app available to help you pinpoint the exact location of a grave.”
“800 yards close to gym.. look online sometimes displays 3 day free Walk in pass”
“Great local coffeeshop and bakery-- big selection of homemade pastries (try the home made pop tarts or cinnamon rolls). Almost always has 2 gluten-free options (blueberry muffin and scone- pick the scone).”
“This free memorial to the victims of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon is a very special place. The memorial itself is thoughtfully planned with special meaning built in to its design. This is my favorite place in D.C. for reflection and peace and quiet when needed. Recommend visiting at dusk. ”