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Riverview Memorial - Riverview, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Old Bass Cacher
N 27° 51.884 W 082° 22.359
17R E 364862 N 3082974
Quick Description: Mural on front of VFW Post 8108
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2007 8:39:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM1QTF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 49

Long Description:
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

The photograph was extremely popular, being reprinted in thousands of publications. Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and ultimately came to be regarded as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war, and possibly the most reproduced photograph of all time.[1]

Of the six men depicted in the picture, three (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, and Michael Strank) did not survive the battle; the three survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes) became celebrities upon the publication of the photo. The picture was later used by Felix de Weldon to sculpt the USMC War Memorial, located adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, D.C.

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City: Riverview,FL

Location Name: VFW Post 8108

Artist: Browning

Date: 2000

Media: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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