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70th Anniversary of “Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima”

Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima, by James Bradley and Ron Powers is an extremely important contribution in detailing the intense battle at Iwo Jima.

The book is filled with graphic word-imagery, and with the compelling and classic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal of six Americans raising the American flag at Iwo Jima.

The aftermath of war, and of those six men has been haunting and tragic for some of them, and for some of their family members. James Bradley is the son of John Bradley, on of those brave men who braved the dangers of war to signify patriotism and American ideals.

Read this book, it is a must, for young and old alike.

My father was in the army during WWII. He saved clippings of this image, and the image has stayed with me through my life.

iwo U.S. Naval Institute

Today, February 23, 2015, is the seventieth anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize winning “The Raising of the Flag” photograph, captured by Joe Rosenthal.

The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial depicts the specific flag raising at Iwo Jima. It is heartfelt and awe-inspiring to see in person.

Sorry for the update-I left a link out.

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