Marine Corps War Memorial

N. Meade St. & 14th St. N.
Arlington, VA 22211- Map It
(703) 289-2500

AAA Editor Notes

Marine Corps War Memorial stands on a promontory off N. Meade St., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. The memorial, commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, is a 78-foot, 100-ton portrayal of Joseph Rosenthal's photograph of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. The figures were cast in bronze from a model created by Felix de Weldon. The Sunset Parade, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial Parade, is a color ceremony featuring the Marine Silent Drill Team, Color Guard, and Drum and Bugle Corps.
Grounds free. Free bus service to the ceremony runs from the Arlington National Cemetery visitors' parking area.
Hours: Grounds daily 6 a.m.-midnight. Sunset Parade begins Tues. at 7, June-Aug. Hours vary in Aug.; phone to confirm schedule.