The Marine Corps War Memorial is a national memorial near Rosslyn, Virginia. It was built in 1953 and is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who died in the defense of the United States since 1775.

The flag blows away


2 days after people: The bronze soldiers of the Marine Corps War Memorial still strain to lift the American flag.

6 months after people: A harsh wind blows the statue's flag away.

300 years after people: The Marine Corps War Memorial continues to remain recognizable. Although moss has cover most of the memorial and the flag is now replaced with strings of moss.