Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1995

Description

Also called the Iwo Jima memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial was designed by Felix de Weldon. He was inspired by the photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima taken by Joe Rosenthal during the Battle of iwo Jima. The memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have perished in battle since 1775, but features specifically Marines and a sailor from the Second World War. The memorial was officially dedicated in 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Corps_War_Memorial

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Marine Corps War memorial (Arlington, Va.);

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Virginia

City Name

Arlington

Keywords

national monuments, memorials, arts

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