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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

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Overlooking the Potomac River at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, this statue of Marines raising the American flag on Japanese soil after the Battle of Iwo Jima is dedicated to the military service of U.S. Marines since 1775. Sculpted by American artist Felix de Weldon, the 32-foot soldiers and 60-foot flagpole comprise the largest bronze memorial in the world, while the Stars and Stripes here are made of real cloth. In accordance with a 1961 proclamation made by President John F. Kennedy, the statue’s flag flies 24 hours a day.

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.

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2-dages Grand Tour i Washington D.C.

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Se de mest berømte seværdigheder i Washington D.C. på denne rundvisning over to dage med bus og sporvogn. Besøg populære attraktioner ...  Mere info

  • Stedangivelse: Washington D.C.
  • Varighed: Varierer
  • Sprog: Engelsk
Fra USD 135,00

Washington DC - monumenter i måneskær, aftentur med sporvogn

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Du har ikke set Washington DC, før du har set byen om aftenen! På denne aftentur med audiokommentar får du mulighed for at nyde Washington DC's ...  Mere info

  • Stedangivelse: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Varighed: 3 timer
  • Sprog: Engelsk
Fra USD 43,00