Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

The Raising of our Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo by Joe Rosenthal. Marines & a U. Navy corpsman raised the U. flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.    The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

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The battle of Iwo Jima, Feb.19-26, 1945. We Will Never Forget.

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue) Washington, DC.  I've been here such a cool memorial.

United States Marine Corps ~ The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington cemetery, across the Potomac river from Washington, D. I remember the first time I went here it's breath taking! I vacant wait to go with you!

Iwo Jima Statue.

Iwo Jima Statue.

Color photo of the USMC War Memorial, a bronze statue of six men planting a flagpole with an American Flag into the ground.

Marine Corps Memorial, in Arlington, Virginia. Family trip to DC. this memorial was within short walking distance of our hotel

Five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise the flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, using a piece of Japanese pipe as a mast, February 23, 1945. The flag raising photo and subsequent statue came to symbolize being a Marine.

Five Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raise the flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, using a piece of Japanese pipe as a mast, February The flag raising photo and subsequent statue came to symbolize being a Marine.

Marines raising US flag on Mount Suribachi during World War II Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945

Marines raising U. flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. WWII, Used as model for statue at U. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA (© Joe Rosenthal/Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)

Arlington - The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial depicts one of the most historic battles of World War II, the battle of Iwo Jima. The memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in battle.

Small Metal Iwo Jima Statue

Bronze finish Iwo Jima Statue will stand out on your bookshelf or desk. Base of statue inscribed with "The Flag Raising on Iwo Jima.

Large Metal Iwo Jima Statue

Bronze finish Iwo Jima Statue will stand out on your bookshelf or desk. Base of statue inscribed with "The Flag Raising on Iwo Jima.

The US Marine Corps Sunset Parades at the Iwo Jima Memorial feature the Silent Drill Team and run through the summer. Includes the 2014 parade schedule.

The US Marine Corps Sunset Parades at the Iwo Jima Memorial feature the Silent Drill Team and run through the summer. Includes the 2014 parade schedule.

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The Iwo Jima Marine memorial was cool when we drove around it it looked like we were turning the flag

COLLECTORS SHOWCASE 1/6 WWII JOHN WAYNE MARINE SANDS OF IWO JIMA STATUE CS60009 #THECOLLECTORSSHOWCASE

Collectors showcase 1/6 wwii john wayne marine sands of iwo jima statue cs60009

World War II Pacific Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne Statue - Made by The Collectors Showcase Military Miniatures and Models. Factory made, hand assembled, painted and boxed in a padded decorative box. Excellent gift for the enthusiast.

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