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American Iwo Jima Memorial

This memorial stands on the spot where Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, Michael Strank, John Bradley, Rene Gagnon and Ira Hayes raised the American flag on 23 February 1945. The memorial commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of the US marines during the Battle of Iwo Jima (19.2.1945 - 26.3.1945).

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Jamie Kelly