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What to see at Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial

Arlington, what a humbling experience. Seeing the thousands of rows of gravestones of those brave men and women that died in service for our country puts everything at a different perspective. 621 more words


Ooooh! U.S. Marines Are Real Naughty!

The media has been howling that some contemporary Gyrenes are sending out dirty pictures over the internet. Oh, no! I’m shocked! Absolutely shocked! How could they be so horny? 199 more words

William G. Walsh and Ross F. Gray two selfless heroes of Iwo Jima.

In these days when we have very few heroes left it is good to be reminded of some real heroes who made a difference by selfless actions and not self promotion. 984 more words


Honor to Whom Honor Is Due

Seventy-two years ago yesterday–on February 23, 1945–perhaps the most famous war photograph in history was taken by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal. It ended up becoming the first photo to win the Pulitzer Prize in the same year in which it was taken. 363 more words

Today in History: February 23, 1945: Flag is Raised on Iwo Jima

On this day, seventy-two years ago, six U.S. Marines raised the flag of their country on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. There’s a good chance you’re familiar with the photo below, which took the United States by storm shortly after it was taken. 396 more words

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Raising Old Glory: The Photograph that Became an Enduring Symbol of Freedom

The history of the United States of America is both complicated and awe inspiring. There are times in American history that have caused deep turmoil for people. 1,030 more words