We continue to observe and remember the 67th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima. Today’s Photo Friday is dedicated to all the brave men who sacrificed so much during those 36 days of hell. Semper Fi, Warriors!
U.S. Marines pose in front of the American flag moments after the historic second flag raising on top of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945. Four of the second flag raisers (James Bradley, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley & Mike Strank) appear with their jubilant buddies. Only three of the original six, second flag raisers would survive the battle.
photo courtesy of: Joe Rosenthal