Iwo Jima Memorial
Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Oahu Hawaii - The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) is a national monument in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Dedicated 62 years ago in 1954, it is located in Arlington Ridge Park, at the back entrance to Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon. The war memorial is dedicated to all U.S. Marine Corps personnel who have died in the defense of the United States since 1775. The memorial was inspired by the iconic 1945 photograph of six servicemen raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during theBattle of Iwo Jima in World War II. It was taken by Associated Press combat photographer Joe Rosenthal. Upon first seeing the photograph, sculptor Felix de Weldon created a maquette for a sculpture based on it's nature, in a single weekend. He and architect Horace W. Peaslee designed the memorial. Their proposal was presented to Congress, but funding was not possible during the war. In 1947 a federal foundation that was established to raise funds for the memorial for respect. Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Oahu Hawaii
Iwo Jima Memorial, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, Oahu Hawaii
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This Marines memorial is at the Marine Corps Base-Hawaii (MCBH) entrance and has stunning views of the bay and mountains to the west. It is a replica of the Joe Rosenthal-inspired memorial in Newington, Connecticut, slightly different from Arlington, Virginia, and Harlingen, Texas. It holds a special place in Hawaiians' hearts since Oahu is one of three places that Marines trained to take Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima. The other two places were the Island of Maui and Guam.