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Saint Augustine

Virginia

National Marine Corp Museum - The 100,000 square foot (9,300 m) museum displays approximately 1,000 artifacts with multi-media displays that tell the story of contribution and sacrifice, valor and victory and the men and women of the U. S. Marine Corp. One of the most recognizable artifact is the original flag that five Marines and one Navy medic raised over Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima after a fierce battle that resulted in more than 26,000 Marine fatalities. Other displays include the Bell UH-1E Huey known for its distinctive sound in its service used initially during the Vietnam War as a transport, aerial ambulance, flying control post and gunship.

 Huntington Park Rose Garden - The rose garden is not big by comparison to some of the better known rose gardens. But for a city the size of Newport News, it is huge and well worth a visit. Seventy four varieties of Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, Climbers, Shrub and Miniature Roses grow in the 1,000 bush garden. Designed as a formal garden, each of the rose beds is enclosed by brick edging borders with easy to read plaques identifying each rose variety. From early May until late October, the rose garden bursts forth with roses in a profusion of color.
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