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The Story of the Video of the Famous Flag Raising

Everyone knows the famous photo, shown here. But have you seen the video, or know the story behind it?

When the National Archives investigated the true identity of the flag raisers in Bill Genaust’s footage of the first and second Flag Raisings on Iwo Jima and the iconic photograph by Joe Rosenthal, staffers discovered that the agency never received the original film shot on February 23, 1945. 44 more words


Friday Photos: IChing No. 15 Humble

Paul Hayes USMC WWII, tank driver, Purple Heart recipient

Paul Hayes USMC WWII,
tank driver, Purple Heart recipient with his wife Ruth (2012)


A March for the Civil Rights of LGBTQ People in the Nation's Capital 

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Yesterday I posted an article that I think is one of the most important that I have ever written and the heart of it came from the sermon of Rabbi Roland Gittlesohn, a Navy Chaplain serving with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima. 993 more words


"Theirs is the Highest and Purest Democracy..." The Sermon of Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn at Iwo Jima

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I have been serving in the military for almost 36 years between the Army and the Navy, and I have been a chaplain for almost 25 of those years. 1,404 more words


Dinner with a Curator: Flags and more Flags

On Tuesday May 24 was Dinner with a Curator at the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans. Kim Guise, Assistant Director for Curatorial Services, discussed the diverse collection of flags. 547 more words

This Weekend

This Weekend.


Here in the US we have Memorial Day tomorrow. Many people think of it as the official start to summer. Many people think of it as a day to recognize Veterans for their service. 301 more words

Random Thoughts

Joe Parry served aboard USS Wrangell at Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Leyte in WW II

Joe Parry of Port Charlotte, Fla. was a radioman aboard an ammunition ship involved in three of the primary battles in the Pacific Theatre of Operation during World War II—Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Philippines. 1,359 more words

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