Remember Iwo Jima


Originally uploaded by queenkv.

As my photographer got some b-roll of this famous image from World War II – I snapped some pix of the memorial immortalizing the flag raising at Iwo Jima. I met a Kentucky Veteran who remembered crying when he first saw the flag raised up on the Japanese island.

As side note – the flag was hoisted up twice….someone in the chain of command thought the first flag was too small. So they got a bigger one. The second raising was photographed and that’s the one history remembers.

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  1. Faith

    My dad also told me that if you watched the movie “The Sands of Iwo Jima” with John Wayne in it, they talk about the folding of the original flag. And the second flag wasn’t brand new actually. I don’t know the whole details, you will have to look into it.

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