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....

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....

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U.S. Iwo Jima Memorial (detail). Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia | Flickr: Tamar Marie

U.S. Iwo Jima Memorial (detail). Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia | Flickr: Tamar Marie

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United States Marine Corps ~ The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington cemetery, across the Potomac river from Washington, D.C in Virginia.

United States Marine Corps ~ The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington cemetery, across the Potomac river from Washington, D.C in Virginia.

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Original Iwo Jima Memorial and Museum, Harlingen, Texas - the original full-size plaster model of the famous bronze sculpture in Washington, D.C.

Original Iwo Jima Memorial and Museum, Harlingen, Texas - the original full-size plaster model of the famous bronze sculpture in Washington, D.C.

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