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Iwo Jima Time Capsule - New Britain, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 41.893 W 072° 45.510
18T E 686515 N 4618698
Quick Description: A time capsule placed by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association of Connecticut is located near the national Iwo Jima Memorial Monument in New Britain, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 12/4/2012 1:22:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMFVNT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
The National Iwo Jima Memorial contains a sculpture of the iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal of the four Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi on February 23, 1945. On the ground at the back of the sculpture there is a bronze plaque above a time capsule vault. The bronze plaque has a silhouette image Joe Rosenthal's photograph and the following inscription:

UNDER THIS PLAQUE IS A TIME CAPSULE VAULT
COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE BATTLE FOR IWO JIMA.
IT INCLUDES THE OFFFICIAL CEMETERY FILE OF THE NAMES
OF THE 6,824 AMERICANS KILLED IN THE BATTLE
PLACED BY THE IWO JIMA BATTLE SURVIVORS,
IN PERPETUAL MEMORY
OF THEIR COMRADES
WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

DEDICATED MAY 30 - MEMORIAL DAY 1995
TO BE OPENED MAY 30, 2045
LEST WE FORGET
IWO JIMA SURVIVORS ASSOC. OF CONNECTICUT, INC.
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