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Honoring Veterans Requires More Than a Parade

The U.S.S. Iwo Jima, one of the Navy’s largest, most versatile ships, docked in Manhattan last week. More than 1,300 members of its crew and embarked Marines enjoyed the city’s hospitality; and in turn New Yorkers showed them our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. 804 more words


Sulfur Island

For my Dad, 5th Marines, Spearhead Division, Iwo Jima,
who lived through events that I cannot even fathom.

My dad said
just before landing
they handed out shots of… 48 more words


Veteran's Day

My grandfathers served in World War I and II. I don’t know much about Papa’s time served during WWI. I’m not sure if he ever talked about it very much or maybe I was too young to pay much attention. 230 more words

Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Marines

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Tonight a break from politics and everything else to wish all United States Marines a Happy 241st Birthday.

Honestly, after all that we have been through as a country this year, today is one of these days where I just want to wish people well. 1,554 more words


A story of three wars: what happens to the front-line people?

What happens to the people on the front lines of a war? Some war movies might come close to depicting the reality, but real war fighting is much, much more that we can ever imagine. 367 more words


raising the flag

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts six United States Marines raising a U.S. 27 more words


Letters from Iwo Jima

The attached video tells the story of a young American soldier that began at the Battle of Iwo Jima, and still continues to this day…. 206 more words