Iwo Jima Memorial

Officially called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, this iconic monument is one of the most popular visitor sites in Arlington, VA.

Dedicated to "the Marine dead of all wars and their comrades of other services who fell fighting beside them," this famous memorial commemorates the second flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II.

Its position overlooking the breathtaking skyline of Washington, DC's memorials makes it especially powerful. During summer months, the U.S. Marines perform Sunset Parades on Tuesday evenings on the grounds of the memorial.