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Inspiring Memorials in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia is home to some of America’s most important historical landmarks and memorials, having been at the centre of pivotal moments in history including the Civil War, Watergate, 9/11 and more. On the shore of the Potomac River with incredible views of Washington, D.C., Arlington’s rich history is waiting to be explored.
These must-see sights can be easily reached by foot, bus, Metrorail or bike and most are open year-round and completely free for visitors to experience.
Here is a selection of the most iconic memorials not to be missed in Arlington:
Air Force Memorial
With three elegant spires rising nearly 300 feet against the capital skyline, the Air Force Memorial honours the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its heritage organisations, and over 54,000 airmen who have died in combat. The memorial is free to visit and open every day, (except Christmas Day) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. www.airforcememorial.org
Arlington National Cemetery
A shrine to those who have honourably served the nation during times of war and peace, Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 400,000 service members, veterans and their families. The cemetery is also home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK’s gravesite. The cemetery is located across the Potomac River from Washington D.C, at the end of Memorial Avenue and bus tours are available to visit key memorials within the grounds. www.arlingtoncemetery.mil
Marine Corp War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial represents America’s gratitude to Marines and those who have fought beside them. While the bronze statue depicts one of the most famous battles of World War II, the memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in defence of the United States since 1775. The memorial can be found on Arlington Ridge on the axis of the National Mall and is open year-round. www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/usmc_memorial.htm
National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
The 184 souls lost in the terrorist attack at the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, were mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, co-workers, flight crew, friends and patriots. The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial captures a moment in time when 184 lives became intertwined for eternity. www.pentagonmemorial.org
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Posted by: Arlington Convention and Visitors Service
Posted on: 19/07/2019

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