While you’re on your own 30 Plus Teams Tour of Washington , DC , not only are you going to visit the Arlington National Cemetery , but you’re going to walk around most of the cemetery , paying your respects to the veterans who are buried there.
Your final stop at the cemetery is another landmark in our Nation’s Capital .
It’s the United States Marine Corps Statue .
You say that you’ve never heard of or seen this landmark ?
Of course you have.
You just know it by its more well known name.
The Iwo Jima Statue.
There’s another , even easier way to get to the memorial without walking through the Arlington National Cemetery .
You can get off at the Rosslyn Metro Station , and walk a couple of blocks .
You can’t miss this statue and you’ll see it the closer you get to the highway.
Everything about the statue screams out HUMONGOUS , from the larger than life figures of the soldiers raising the United States flag to the flag itself .
Just like the Jefferson Memorial , a lot of tourists don’t seem to visit this memorial often .
They should , though.
Pictures don’t do it justice , no matter what angle you look at it from.
It’s a beautiful statue , especially if you visit at twilight , with the skyline of Washington DC in the background .
Speaking of pictures , please don’t take any selfies here.
Ask someone to take a picture of the statue with you standing close to or near it.
This isn’t the place to show off your Instagram worthy selfies having fun .
Like the World War I I Memorial , which I’ll talk about in a later post, this is a place to reflect on what might have been if the war had ended differently .