Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
And How Will You Remember Them?
US Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"This memorial commemorates the brave deeds of the Marines and their bitter fighting in so many far away places. Where have any men done more to deserve such love and admiration from all of us?"
Each of us honors heroism in a different way. Some make art. Others tell stories to keep the memories alive. When you meet a Marine, or hear about their actions, remember this place—and the sacrifices it asks us all to never forget.
Want to Learn More?
Just a short drive away near Quantico, Virginia, the National Museum of the Marine Corps lets you wander the many chapters of USMC history since 1775. Find more online. www.usmcmuseum.com
Did you know the Marine Corps has a History Division at Quantico? If you want more information or history about a Marine that matters to you, here is a great resource. www.history.usmc.mil
The motto of the US Marine Corps, adopted in 1883
First on the National Mall
Before the 1950s, there were no national war memorials to honor veterans to be seen on the National Mall. This memorial, paid for by Marines and friends of the Corps, was the first.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 53.46′ N, 77° 4.198′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive, on the right. 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. The Marines' Fiercest Fighting of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Honors Unending (within shouting distance of this marker); Something More Than A Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy Older than the Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); A Split Second Made Immortal (within shouting distance of this marker); 70,000 Marines Helped Raise That Flag on Iwo Jima (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here We Remember Them All (about 300 feet away); United States Marine Corps War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. An identical marker has been installed on the opposite side of the circle as well.
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