The Marine Corps War Memorial

“In honor and in memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775.”

The Marine Corps War Memorial can be found on Marshall Drive between Route 50 and the Arlington national Cemetery in Rosslyn. Every single name and date of every principal Marine Corps. engagement is burnished onto the base of the statue along with the inscription “In honor and in memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775”, in honor of the fallen U.S marine Corps members.

News photographer Joe Rosenthal witnessed and photographed 6 men raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. The picture won the Pulitzer Prize, and then later on became the symbol of the war effort in the Pacific that was used by the American government to sell war bonds and to promote the war effort. It was Felix DeWeldon who later on created a life size model of the photograph, casted into bronze and brought to Washington D.C in September 1954.

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