'Ole Glory Coast to Coast - Iwo Jima War Memorial, Hawaii
While on a trip to visit our son and daughter-in-law in Hawaii, both U.S. Navy sailors on the island of Maui, we did some sightseeing during the stay. We enjoy learning more about military history and have to say that the Iwo Jima War Memorial captures an important moment in time.
My husband is a retired U. S. Navy Chief, so visiting such monuments always brings out our patriotic side. The monument is a replica of the Joe Rosenthal-inspired memorial in Newington, Connecticut, and is slightly different from the memorials in Arlington, Virginia and Harlingen, Texas.
During WWII, training for the Battle of Iwo Jima took place on:
- The “Big Island” of Hawaii
- and on Maui
On Feb. 23, 1945, American flags were raised on Mt. Suribachi, signifying allied victory in the Pacific. The capture of Iwo Jima saved thousands of B-29 flights and the lives of 25,000+ Army/Air Corps crewmen.
The Iwo Jima War Memorial is located near the Main Gate aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. It pays tribute to all those who have served in a military capacity to protect our freedom.
And I thank them all, heroes every one!
This is an entry to 'Ole Glory Coast to Coast' - June Active Rain Challenge. Many thanks to Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. for hosting this month's challenge!