The image of five marines and a navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during World War II is known to every American schoolchild. Seen in person, the bronze 78-foot (23.77 meters) statue is sure to stir emotions. The sculpture near Arlington National Cemetery, commemorates the 6,800 soldiers who were martyred during World War II in order to capture the tiny Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Today, the memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marines who died lsot their lives on battlefields. A Marine Parade is held at 7p Tuesdays throughout the summer.