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IWO JIMA Memorial
18-MAR-2011 Frank Brault

IWO JIMA Memorial

Newington/New Britain Town Line , CT USA

For the web site for the Monument click here: http://www.sosiwojima.com
I understand that Dr. Gentile was a prime mover in this memorial being established.

"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.
1/950s f/3.5 at 6.0mm iso100, RAW, cropped full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Brett Corbin01-Apr-2011 04:58
Great finish Frank.
j>a>e>17 :):):)01-Apr-2011 02:57
purest peace for ALLL & let's keeep hopin' the world wakes UP ASAP!!!! :):):):)
laine01-Apr-2011 00:22
A great finish Frank...Dr Gentle is a good name for this man!
Cindi Smith31-Mar-2011 20:53
Nice finish to the month, Frank. A statue and memorial so dear to so many people here. Love the image! And, your gallery this month!