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Washington, D.C. is home to many of the nations war memorials such as the Korean War Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., make sure you see these monuments. They are even more impressive in real life.

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Iwo Jima

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Iwo Jima Memorial

The Iwo Jima Memorial honors the U.S. Marine and Navy corpsmen at the battle of Iwo Jima at the end of the Second World War.

The statue is based on Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of five marines and a navy corpsman raising an American flag on Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima.

 

Vietnam Memorial

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The Vietnam Memorial was built to honor the soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. It is a large black stone wall. Vietnam Memorial
On the wall are etched the names of all the United States soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. Vietnam Memorial

 

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Iwo Jima Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

http://www.iwo.com/memorial.htm

http://www.nps.gov/kwvm/index2.htm

http://www.nps.gov/vive/index2.htm

 

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