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CPL. Ira H. Hayes, USMCR
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CPL. Ira H. Hayes, USMCR

Newington/New Britain Town Line , CT USA

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"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.
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longbachnguyen10-Jul-2011 16:06
great composition, love the closeup showing details and texture and depth of the figures
bill friedlander09-Apr-2011 20:21
Wonderful light and textures. The hands are amazing. V
Jola Dziubinska30-Mar-2011 23:26
Strong shot, excellent framing. V.
Stephanie29-Mar-2011 10:23
Intense facial expression as he reaches upwards. Great find Frank!
Yvonne29-Mar-2011 10:12
An amazing statue so well captured Frank!
Cindi Smith29-Mar-2011 04:11
I love how you've captured the light and textures. I can feel it! :)
j>a>e>17 :):):)29-Mar-2011 02:27
inspirationALLL ira heartsinger hayes is perplexed that war lesssons have failed again... he wants PEACE memorials ONLY for the future :):):):)
Brett Corbin29-Mar-2011 01:05
Very nice Frank.
carol j. phipps29-Mar-2011 00:05
Excellent for showing the energy of the reach!
LynnH28-Mar-2011 23:54
I can feel the stretch!!!!