The Battle of Iwo Jima was part of the World War II Pacific Ocean campaign from February 19 to March 26, 1945, where the United States sent Marines and soldiers to capture the island of Iwo Jima, Japan. My father was one of those Marines.
|Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington, Virginia|
At the 179th anniversay of the US Marine Corps on November 10, 1954, the memorial was dedicated by president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The 32-ft. tall figures raising a 60-ft. high flagpole are placed on a 10-ft. high base. All the major Marine Corps engagements since its founding in 1775 are inscribed on the base.
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