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The History of the Marine Corps War Memorial, Washington DC

HONORING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF IWO JIMA By Kraig M. Butrum, CEO National Museum of Americans In Wartime As one who has lived in Washington DC for 24 years, it is an honor to drive by the Marine Corps War memorial that ‘honors the memory of the men and women of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775.” The United States Marine Corps War Memorial represents this nation’s gratitude to Marines and those who have fought beside them. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to … Continue reading

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