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The flag raisers.
18-MAR-2011 Frank Brault

The flag raisers.

Newington/New Britain Town Line , CT USA

For the web site for the Monument click here:
For information on each flag raiser click here:

"The US National Iwo Jima Memorial is located on Ella Grasso Boulevard, near the New Britain/Newington town line in Connecticut. It was erected by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut. It was dedicated on February 23, 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the historic flag raising on Iwo Jima. It is dedicated to the memory of the 6,821 US servicemen who gave their lives at Iwo Jima. Inscribed on the base are the names of the 100 men from Connecticut who gave their lives in the battle." (Wikipedia). I understand that this sculpture was created based on the original photograph of the second flag raising, not the Washington DC statue. The rocks, at the feet of the men raising the flag, are from the sight of the original flag raising at MT. SURIBACHI, IWO JIMA.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 ,Best at original size.
1/1000s f/3.2 at 8.1mm iso100 hide exif
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Date/Time18-Mar-2011 16:34:22
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bill friedlander09-Apr-2011 20:17
This is a classic. I believe the the photographer who took the original picture fell into the water while getting out of the boat he was in. V
Janice Dunn20-Mar-2011 21:36
I remember seeing an old movie about this scene - it's a great memorial
Brett Corbin19-Mar-2011 23:20
Very well done Frank.
Yiannis Pavlis19-Mar-2011 13:32
Spectacular composition Frank.
Yvonne19-Mar-2011 09:44
Its a wonderful statue & thanks for the caption!
larose forest photos19-Mar-2011 03:09
It is a stirring image and you have captured it well. V
Jean D19-Mar-2011 02:36
Such a wonderful dedication.You captured this image well, Frank. Thanks for the captioned information.
Cindi Smith19-Mar-2011 02:01
I love that monument. Beautiful shot of it!
LynnH19-Mar-2011 01:34
This is wonderful!!! Great composition. V
Frank Kavanagh Photography18-Mar-2011 23:42
A beautiful shot Frank.V.
Stephanie18-Mar-2011 23:13
Marvelous statue Frank!
j>a>e>17 :):):)18-Mar-2011 22:46
blazing brilliance & hoping still one day the world will LIVE AS ONE with NO WAR EVER AGAIN!!!! :):):):)