Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Marines!!!

Happy 237th Birthday Marines!!! Semper Fidelis!!! For those who don't know me, I am Retired Marine and i am well aware that there were two flag raising's. For those who don't know the version that is most common is the one that I posted, Joe Rosenthal's photographed one. It happened on Feb 23rd 1945. Just 4 days after the initial landing Feb 19th 1945. There was still another month of hard fighting before the island was secured.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's important to remember Rosenthal took this photo at the beginning of the battle, not the end, and that one hell of a fight ensued. And there are two versions of the photo because the size of the flag counted for something in a photo that would communicate hope to the American people. It's about taking heart and keeping it.

Happy anniversary to the USMC. And thank you for your service.