Trip to the US Marine Corps War Memorial, 18 Jun 2006
On 18 Jun 2006, Brian Ma visited the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA, United States. He took several photographs of the memorial that depicted the second flag raising on Mount Suribachi and shared these photographs with the visitors of WW2DB.
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years", said Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal upon hearing the news of the Mount Suribachi conquest. This statue now honors all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. For more information on the battle for Iwo Jima and the flag raising, please see this article.
Aug 2014 Update:
Some photographs of sculptor Felix de Weldon working on this memorial had also be added to this gallery.
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