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Marine Corp Memorial Restoration Includes Additions of Iraq and Afghanistan Campaigns

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 28, 2017 10:01:46 AM

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Many school groups stop to pay their respects at the Marine Corp War Memorial just outside of Arlington National Cemetery. While it is covered with scaffolding for a $5.4 million restoration, once completed in the fall of 2018, visitors will be able to see the newly etched campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan. The National Park Service revealed the new additions last week, which were the first in more than 20 years. 

 

 

The War Memorial is often refered to as the Iwo Jima Memorial because of its design that was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six Marines raising a U.S. flag at Mount Suribbachi during the Battle of Iwo Jim in WWII. The Memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corp personnel who "died in defense of the United States" since 1775.

 

 

 

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