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Address: Ella Grasso Blvd., Exit 29 off of Route 9, Newington, CT 06111
Phone Number: +1 860-291-9666
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Iwo Jima Memorial park

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan T
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Newington, Connecticut
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Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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central ct
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

My step father served in the Navy during WWII. My father served in Korea. Seeing the memorial, which is a 50% scale size of the original was very powerful. I think anyone who has family connected to the military would appreciate seeing this park. It is right off a major highway, so easy to and easy back. There is ample... More 

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