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Address: Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111
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Well done memorial leaves you educated and moved by their sacrifice.

This is a heartfelt memorial to the American soldiers and sailors who died there, by those who survived. It is a quiet place for reflection and thoughts of valor and is... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Torrington, Connecticut
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Torrington, Connecticut
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a heartfelt memorial to the American soldiers and sailors who died there, by those who survived. It is a quiet place for reflection and thoughts of valor and is appropriate at any time of the year. There is the familiar flag raising statue of course. Noteworthy is that the statue contains actual stones from the summit of Suribachi,... More 

Thank bcorr2014
Newington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Easy access off the Highway to this beautiful well kept memorial!Small park and handicap accessible.

Thank Susan T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a deeply felt tribute to the Marines who struggled and sacrificed to take Iwo Jima. The claim that "Uncommon valor was a common virtue" resonates throughout this site. The list of men from Connecticut alone who fought and died there is staggering and heartbreaking. You cannot leave this monument without feeling profound gratitude toward them. It is to... More 

Thank John K
central ct
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

this is a memorial to the fallen on iowa jima and is a reproduction of part of the memorial in dc and it has an eternal flame too. it has enough space to feel the solitude and pray for those lost in the great conflict

Thank plott
Hartford, Connecticut
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508 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a simply and emotional monument that can help explain the die-heart sacrifice during wwII. Please respect the seriousness and atmosphere, good to be prepared with an authentic account of history.

1 Thank GringoAlto2000
Newington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

As a former Marine I think it is great to have this Memorial located within a few miles from my home. It is very well maintained, touching tribute our Iwo Jima survivors. - Semper FI

1 Thank BadApple64
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Memorial is locate near Central Connecticut State University and its a must if you want to honor the armed forced

1 Thank Mex-Golf
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Copy of the original monument in Washington DC, this monument located in Newington CT across of the CCSU, has been erected over the buried ashes of some of the local heroes that was there. One of them from the town of New Britain was one of the four in the monument. I'm honored to know and hear some of local... More 

Thank Ladope
Chennai (Madras), India
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Learnt a lot about how this structure is based on a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal during WW2. Interestingly, I was told by my guide that a mother was able to recognize her son based on this picture published in all newspapers at that time. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Shadowscooby
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I have visited this monument many times and it is more than marble, bricks and granite. If you allow yourself you are actually taken back in time and personally realize what these brave men fought and died for. You can see the pain in their faces yet how proud they were to raise our flag. Go see it and get... More 

Thank Nicholas D

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