The United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington honors the bravery and contributions of the nation's Marines. A grand statue depicts a scene of the six servicemen who raised the second U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. This moment was based off the iconic, Pultizer Prize–winning photograph captured by Joe Rosenthal. The figures stand on a granite base engraved with the names and dates of every major Marine Corps engagement since 1775.
This famous memorial is located off George Washington Memorial Parkway and Route 50. There is a free parking lot for drivers and it can also be accessed by foot from the Rosslyn Metro Station or by the free shuttle bus that runs from the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors Center.