Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Iwo Jima Memorial #DCtrip2019 #WashingtonDC

After our rainy visit to the Arlington national cemetery, we dropped by at the  U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial  or more commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.  Seeing how the soldier guards just keep on marching irregardless of the rain at the Tomb of the Unknown, I had so much emotion after that and this monument or statue intensified it.  This to me, right here, is  perhaps one of the most moving memorials in the DC region.  I wasn't born in the US but the country where I came from was part of the US war history so I came to appreciate all of their sacrifices.
This world famous statue is based on the iconic photograph taken by an AP (Associated Press) photographer Joe Rosenthal.  It  depicts the six Marines who raised of the second American flag at Iwo Jima in the Japanese Volcano Islands on February 23, 1945. This memorial is dedicated to all the fallen Marines and their comrades  from other services of all wars   who fell fighting beside them.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower spearheaded  the dedication of this memorial on November 10, 1954.
This memorial is located outside of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Ridge Park in Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.   It said that during  summer time on Tuesday evenings, the U.S. Marine Corps band performs free hour-long drum and bugle concerts called Sunset Parades. I wish we would have seen it but not lucky enough since it wasn't included in our tour.  

I wonder what these kids are thinking seeing this piece of historic monument?
Philippines was mentioned there too.

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