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US Marine Corps War Memorial

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    US Marine Memorial Circle
    Arlington, VA 22209
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The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima 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 United States since 1775. The design of the massive sculpture by Felix de Weldon was based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.