on June 11, 2007
Feeling very patriotic after visiting the Marine Museum in nearby Triangle, Virginia, near Quantico, we headed to Arlington National Cemetery right off Route #50. The first sighting of the bronze Iwo Jima Statue is quite impressive. The original photograph of the marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal is world famous.Arlington National Cemetery is located approximately a one-hour drive from the National Museum of the Marine Corp in Triangle, Virginia.Two hundred acres of ground designated as a military cemetery in 1864 with veterans from all the nation's wars buried here from the American Revolution through today including also presidents, explorers, historical and literary figures. The many sights and monuments in close-by Washington, D.C. need a separate review.
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