U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
The scene depicted by this memorial is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph called Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken by D.C. native Joe Rosenthal in 1945. Five of the six soldiers in the scene were Marines (one was part of the Navy Corps), and three died in this famous last battle of World War II.
At the memorial site, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps presents the Marine Sunset Review Parade on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., generally the first Tuesday in June through mid-August. Wearing red-and-white dress uniforms, the corps perform a variety of military standards and vintage tunes from wartime eras.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Washington DC’s Arlington National Cemetery and most famous memorials on this 6-hour coach and walking tour. Your licensed tour guide hops off at each ... Read more
Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Travel by train from New York on an unescorted day trip to Washington DC, capital of the USA! Your tour includes a round-trip rail ticket between New York and ... Read more
New York City, New York
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)