On this day in 1945, the U.S. flag was raised over Iwo Jima. If you’ve never read about that battle, do yourself a favor and do it today. Don’t let the memory of these heroes fade. We need a stronger America that reaches for a higher purpose - and that can only come from having stronger Americans who believe in a higher calling.
The men who fought in the Pacific exemplified that. They remind me of Hebrews 11:37-38: “The world was not worthy of them”
“We found a water pipe, tied the flag to it and put it up. Then all hell broke loose below. Troops cheered, ships blew whistles, some men openly wept.” ~ Corporal Charles W. Lindbergh⠀
On 23 February 1945, the Marines took control of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Onlookers cheered as the assault platoon fought to the summit and raised a small flag. Later that day, different troops raised a larger flag while others respectfully lowered the original. Several combat photographers captured these stirring events on film, but Joe Rosenthal’s snapshot of the men struggling to raise the second flag in a stiff wind became an enduring symbol of American resolve.⠀
The National Museum of the Marine Corps has both flags raised on Iwo Jima in our collection. Currently, the second flag raised on Mount Suribachi (seen in this video) is on display in our WWII Gallery.⠀
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Ahir va fer ja 12 anys que no et tenim. No vaig poder escriure ahir... no em sortien les paraules. Tan de bo fossis aqui i poguessin veure com ens va. Segur que et faria feliç. Els teus fills i ara la teva neta... Siguis on siguis no t'oblidem. Aquesta es la foto que fa 12 anys que duc a la meva cartera i que penso seguir portant. ❤️ Mare