Saturday, February 23, 2013

Raising the flag

Raising the flag by Joe Rosenthal, Associated Press Photo

On this date 1945, 5 US Marines and a Navy corpsman raised the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, prefecture of Tokyo, Japan.  It was the first scrap of Japanese homeland captured by Americans during World War II.

The photo was taken during a second flag raising.  The details of the how and why of 2 flag raisings make interesting reading.  You may find it here.


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