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The flag raisers #3
Frank Brault

The flag raisers #3

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.

Photo taken from the same side as the famous photo by by Joe Rosenthal.

Nikon Coolpix P7000
1/850s f/6.3 at 6.0mm iso100, RAW, cropped full exif

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Jean D16-Apr-2011 02:19
A creative silhouette of this famous image with terrific backlighting, Frank! ~V