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“great way to support the vets who fought for our freedoms”

Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Its a nice statue to see just off the 9 highway in Newington near the CCSU college. There is no bathroom or concessions here.

it is definitely worth the trip!

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This beautiful memorial is the only one of it's kind that can say it was built by Survivors of the Battle of Iwo Jima. They designed the park and raised all the funds themselves to build it. Althought similar to the one is Washington, it has many differences. It is built to remember the 6,821 American servicemen who were killed in the battle. 100 of those servicemen were from Connecticut and their names are listed on the front of the memorial. There are 100 flags that fly around the park, one for each of these men. There is an on-site Eternal Flame that burns 24/7 for all those who fought in WWII. There is also memorials that honor the Chaplains and Medical Corpsmen. In front of that is the Walkway of Valor where each member of the Survivors Association name and service branch is inscribed on a brick. The memorial park is maintained by volunteers of the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, a non-profit organization, who depends on donations to pay for the memorial's upkeep and pay for the Eternal Flame gas. The Foundation sponsors at least 9 yearly events (Free for the public) to honor veterans from all branches and dates of service.

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Reviewed 6 June 2013

This memorial lists all the people of connecticut who died in Iwo Jima. There is an eternal flame and some parking. It is not the crowded and we went on memorial day. We went here because the beach was packed. So if you want to visit a good memorial come here.

1  Thank JohnX269
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

They did a very nice job with this statue to remember the boys who gave their lives at Iwo Jima so that we could have ours. Stop by and see it if you're in the area. Lots of parking and no worries about getting in and out.

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Reviewed 3 October 2012

i love this memorial. what our grand fathers and fathers went through just to be able to hang that flag is nothing short of heroic. and for you really young kids if you want just a hint of what they went through i suggest you watch the first few minutes of saving private Ryan. and that was just in the European war. it was probably worse where these guys were in this memorial .

1  Thank Linda J
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