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Tony Curtis plays Ira Hamilton Hayes. Hayes and the other five flag-raisers became national heroes as a result of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, he was instrumental in revealing the true identity of one of the other pictured Marines, who was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
In our current political climate, controversies abound about displays of patriotism – or the lack thereof. Colin Kaepernick’s famous (or infamous depending upon your point of view) decision to take a knee during the national anthem has incited a nationwide debate over such displays. 606 more words
amid this summer of deep discontent and dyspepsia, i’ve been visited by an almost mythical faraway sprite — a cousin really, a distant cousin — who has opened for me long locked vaults of family history, and drawn before me the not-so-faint outlines of heartbreak and who came before me. 1,155 more words