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The flag raisers. #2
18-MAR-2011 Frank Brault

The flag raisers. #2

Newington/New Britain Town Line , CT USA

For the web site for the Monument click here: http://www.sosiwojima.com
For information on each flag raiser click here: http://www.iwojima.com/raising/raisingc.htm


"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.

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Jean D01-Apr-2011 03:12
Excellent presentation and well documented, Frank! ~V
Yvonne31-Mar-2011 10:24
This series have been superb Frank!
Brett Corbin31-Mar-2011 05:25
Great composition.
j>a>e>17 :):):)30-Mar-2011 23:58
fces the world TRUE~ly MUST SEEE to end ALL WAR... such a sad planet & wish we NEVER had to create these memorials... this illuminates why my quaker greats stoood STRONG... why i'll be a pacifist til i die... unlike what many ignorant say, pacifists are NEVER against troops... for me, i don't want to see young ones slaughtered...

peace AWEways... THE TRUTH IS THAT WE ARE ALL ONE... :):):):)
Jola Dziubinska30-Mar-2011 23:21
Faces of brave men. V,
Stephanie30-Mar-2011 23:19
Superb photography once again Frank! I like your cropping and lighting! V
laine30-Mar-2011 22:52
Thse have been lovely to view, Frank...the faces of freedom!!
Cindi Smith30-Mar-2011 21:30
Love the entire statue and memorial. Speaks volumes!
Janice Dunn30-Mar-2011 20:36
It is a wonderful memorial. You were lucky with the beautiful blue sky that day...
LynnH30-Mar-2011 19:46
Very nicely composed, Frank! V