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    Default February 23, 1945

    It was 65 years ago today. I don't think words are needed.
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    ONE of the most famous pictures of all time. STILL brings a tear to my eye for the sacrifice. T.C.

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    Where is that 2nd picture from? Or I should say, where is that flag being preserved/displayed at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582
    It was 65 years ago today. I don't think words are needed.
    Thank you for bringing this to our attention, or better stated, reminding us.

    It was because of the sacrifices that were made by that entire generation of people, that we still have the right to speak our owns words, and can chart our own course in life.

    Thank you again for reminding me that I am so fortunate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    It was 65 years ago today. I don't think words are needed.
    Not counting the flag at the bottom, I have a small statue of exactly that image on my side table at home. Given to me, courtesy of the Canadian Embassy in Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjbrody64 View Post
    Where is that 2nd picture from? Or I should say, where is that flag being preserved/displayed at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    It was 65 years ago today. I don't think words are needed.
    Very familiar with the engagement, wasn't aware of the date. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    I don't think words are needed.
    How about, "Thank You!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfyre View Post
    How about, "Thank You!"
    I'm with Steve.........

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    Everyone should be reminded. I forgot until I saw the photo. The USA is that last defender of true freedom in the world. Almost ashamed that I didn't remember.

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    That was the second flag raised on Mt. Suribachi. The first was smaller and was raised earlier that morning. Six of the guys in that picture of the second raising were killed later on in the battle as it took about another month to clear Iwo Jima.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbzep View Post
    That was the second flag raised on Mt. Suribachi. The first was smaller and was raised earlier that morning. Six of the guys in that picture of the second raising were killed later on in the battle as it took about another month to clear Iwo Jima.
    Actually, it was 3 of 6.

    The flagraisers were Michael Strank, Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley, and Harlon Block only three of them (Hayes, Gagnon, and Bradley) survived the battle. The Marine Combat Correspondent who filmed the flagraising, Sgt Bill Genaust, was also killed on Iwo.

    Almost 6500 Marines and Sailors died on the island, and another 20,000 wounded. all within 35 days. All but a few of the 22,000 Japanese died.

    Forever more, Marines will strive to live up to the standard of those who fought there. Semper fidelis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv View Post
    Actually, it was 3 of 6.
    Just trying to go by memory. At least I had one of the two numbers.

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    I am ashamed that I didn't know the date.

    Thank you for the reminder. These guys are the only reason that I am not speaking German right now. A tip of the leather to all vets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfyre View Post
    How about, "Thank You!"
    True...a thank you is in order.... But I think that's also an example of one picture being worth a thousand words. valor, bravery, dedication, teamwork. It's just that I feel words don't do this justice.

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