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A Place Where Memories Are Made

US Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway

 

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

 
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By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
1. A Place Where Memories Are Made Marker
Inscription.  If you are here on a quiet day, you may see only empty space and a manicured lawn between here and the statue. Be assured there are many times every year when this parade ground is packed with color, motion, and beloved traditions.

You can see Marines march in massed formations here. Some parades celebrate promotions. Others honor special anniversaries. And the annual Marine Corps Marathon, fittingly called "the people's marathon," ends here each October.

Authorized to Fly Around the Clock
In most places, the US flag comes down at the end of the work day or before sunset. This is one place of many where the national colors fly 24 hours a day by presidential proclamation.

"I love the Marine Corps for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the traditions for generations of warriors past."
—Corporal Jeff Sorni, 1994
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
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53.39′ N, 77° 4.229′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1495 North Meade Street, Arlington VA 22209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Missions Critical (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marine Corps War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Split Second Made Immortal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marines' Fiercest Fighting of World War II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 70,000 Marines Helped Raise That Flag on Iwo Jima (about 300 feet away); Battle Honors Unending (about 400 feet away); And How Will You Remember Them? (about 400 feet away); Something More Than A Statue (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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