Military Families on the Move-A Tribute to our Hero's

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Even though our military relocation guides are designed to focus on a specific military installation in our area it is tough when we have so many in the DC area to choose from. So this post is a little different.  These past two weeks I have been working with two great military families, one Army and one Marine, who are on the move.  Both families are trying to make a local move in order to prepare for deployment of their husbands to the conflict in the Middle East.

It has reminded me again of how many sacrifices members of the military have to make every day in order to keep us safe.  So this post is a tribute to our military hero's through time in the monuments you see in our area. 

Iwo Jima Memorial


Iwo Jima Memorial/Marine Corps War Memorial
The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol to the events of February 23, 1945 when US Marines raised the flag on Mount Suribachi.   The flag raising captured by US photographer Joe Rosenthal became a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph. When the picture was released, Felix de Weldon on duty with the Navy constructed a scale model and then a life size model which was later cast in bronze.  The memorial was dedicated by President Eisenhower on November 10, 1954.

 

WWI Memorial II-this is one of the rare memorials to DC residents. It honors those who served in "the war to end all wars" -- World War I. It is a small marble band shell, often overlooked by visitors to Potomac Park.  Inscribed on the frieze of the band shell are the insignia of the armed forces.

 



WWII MemorialWWII Memorial
Honoring the 16 million men and women, 400,000 who died and the millions who supported the troops from home the WWII memorial is the latest memorial built on the National Mall.  Composed of fifty-six granite pillars representing each state, territory and DC connected by a bronze rope.  Also incorporated in the design is the Freedom Wall incorporating 4000 commemorative gold stars, one for each 100 Americans who gave their lives for freedom.

 

Korean War Memorial
In 1955 the The Korean War Veterans was dedicated in 1995 to honor the 1.5 million American men and women who served in the Korean War.  The memorial is made up of 19 stainless steel statues representing all branches of the armed services who were involved in the war. 


 

 Vietnam Memorial Wall

 

 

Vietnam Veteran Memorial
Known simply as "the wall" the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was built in 1982 through private donations and despite some of the original controversy surrounding the design the memorial has since become one of the most amazing memorials to visit in DC.  The black granite walls are engraved with the names of 58,195 servicemen killed or MIA during the Vietnam War.  In 1993 a woman's memorial bronze statue was added to the site to honor the women who died during the war as well.
 

 

 


Tomb of the UnknownsTomb of the Unknowns/Arlington National Cemetery
In Arlington National Cemetery on a high vantage point overlooking the Potomac River the Tomb of the Unknowns (formal name) is a place where most visitors stop to honor American soldiers who gave their lives in WWI, WWII and the Korean War in defense of the US.  The tomb no longer contains the remains of a soldier from the Vietnam war as the remains were identified and it was decided to leave that space empty in the crypt.

 

 

Air Force Memorial

 

Air Force Memorial
Dedicated on October 14, 2006 the Air Force Memorial is a prominent feature just across the road from the Pentagon and can be seen by anyone driving into DC.  Featuring three 270 foot stainless steel spires designed to represent the flying spirit of the Air Force.  The three spires also represent the Air Force's total force - active, guard and reserves.  Embedded in granite beneath the three spires is the star that is seen on Air Force planes.

 

 

 

 

Naval Memorial
The Naval Memorial services to functions both as a memorial and as a heritage center.  Located between two building is a round plaza paved in granite to form a 100-foot diameter of the world.  Surrounding the plaza are fountains, pools, flagpole masts, and panels depicting historic events of the Navy.  A symbolic statue of a Lone Sailor stands watch near the edge of the plaza.

 There are more memorials scattered throughout our area that honor military hero's.  As our military families are on the move this spring for new assignments throughout the US and the world don't forget to lend a helping.

Thanks for stopping by.


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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

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Margaret Woda
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Beautiful post honoring our nation's heroes!  This is one that should be resurrected around Veteran's Day each year, don't you think? 

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Good morning Cindy,
Fantastic!  Since I started working with military families, I have a much greater appreciation and understanding of their sacrifice and dedication.  Thank you for this lovely post.
Mar 21, 2008 12:34 AM #2
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Margaret-I think this will come back around on both Memorial Day and Veteran's day!
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Cynthia-thanks for stopping by.  Sometimes I wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to military families.
Mar 21, 2008 07:49 AM #4
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Marlene Scheffer
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That's a beautiful tribute, Cindy.  My husband and I thank you!
Mar 21, 2008 05:45 PM #5
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Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA
My husband was a marine and I had 2 brothers that also served as marines.  This was a great post!  Plus I love the DC area with so much history and things to see.  It makes me want to come and visit again soon!
Mar 22, 2008 12:51 AM #6
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Cindy, this is a great piece. I wish every one in the country could visit DC and see all of the memorials - when we were stationed back east we spent several days there and these places you mentioned are very dear to me and my husband. DC is my favorite vacation spot!
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Marlene-thanks for stopping by and you are welcome.
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Naoma-we have such great memorials all around the area.  Thanks to your family for being among those who serve our country.
Mar 23, 2008 11:32 AM #9
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Jo-if you ever come back to this Washington make sure you let me know!
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Very touching - my little brother is building a drag racer - to honor the Army National Gaurd that have not returned home.... when it is complete I will be blogging about it.

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Cindy, I sure will :)
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