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Iwo Jima (Marine Corps) Memorial

Iwo Jima MemorialOn February 23, 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Joe Rosenthal took a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph called the “Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima”. This Memorial depicts bronze statues of United States Marines raising the American Flag atop Mount Suribachi. The 108-piece statue took 3 years to complete and its $850,000 price tag was paid in full by donations. On June 12, 1961, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed that an American flag should fly 24 hours a day on the statues 60 foot flagpole. The Iwo Jima Memorial is dedicated to the 6,841 men who died during the battle.

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    DC IT ALL! Tours Leave at 10 AM.
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  • Where:

    From the North side of the Old Post Office Building at 12th and Pennsylvania NW (1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC)

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