Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
History Of The U. S. Marine Corps
Marines have been part of our nation's history from the first amphibious landing in the Revolutionary War. They fought in defense of the Capital in the War of 1812 and went to the "Halls of Montezuma" in the Mexican-American War. Marines captured John Brown at Harpers Ferry before the Civil War and helped rescue American citizens during the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900.
The Marines fought for this nation in all the major wars of the 20th Century. During World War I, Marines helped to stop the German Army in France in the epic battle of Belleau Wood. In World War II, the Marines were experts in the ship-to-shore battles of the Pacific Theater. The bitter war in Korea saw Marines at Pusan, Inchon, and Chosin Reservoir. The Marines served in the Vietnam War, best remembered in heroic battles at Hue City and Khe Sanh and in thousands of deadly fire fights. In the Persian Gulf War and later in the War on Terrorism, Marines were called again to fight in the defense of freedom.
Erected by The National Park Service
Location. 38° 53.459′ N, 77° 4.212′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Marshall Drive near Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle For Iwo Jima (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flag Raisings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Marine Corps War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Making A Memorial (about 600 feet away); Symbol of Friendship (approx. 0.2 miles away); Let Freedom Ring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Haggerty (approx. ¼ mile away); "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
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