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One Of The Most Recognized Flag Raisings In US History

Today is Flag Day in the United States.  Many of us take the sight of the US Flag hanging on front porches, on public buildings or around national monuments from granted.

Everytime I drive past the Iwo Jima Memorial In Arlington VA I can't help but think about the scarfice that it took the brave men fighting the Japanese to be able to raise the flag on Mount Suribachi.  The five marines and the one Navy Corpsman who's photo was captured by Joe Rosenthal on Feburary 23, 1945 won a Pulitzer Prize.

Though this wasn't the only battle where our American Flag has and continues to fly proud, it is one that has beem imortalized not only in print but in bronze. No matter how you fly your flag today take a moment to remember how important it is for our freedom to be able to stop and see the Stars and Stripes flying proudly.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsCindy Jones • June 14 2011 05:31PM

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I knwe exactly what the picture would be of just from the title.

When I used to live in Ballson and work in DC I would pass by this all the time...in the late taxi rides home.  It always made me happy and proud.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Debbie-whether it's day or night I'm with you it always makes me glad to be an American.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

It's a site I've never had the privilege of seeing, except in photos.  Makes us proud to be Americans.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 7 years ago

Driving past the Iwo Jima Memorial and then Arlington Cemetery always makes me proud to be an American.

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) over 7 years ago

Kay-I hope you will get to come see the Iwo Jima Memorial in person some day.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Pat-driving past them both reminds of us what it takes to keep our country free.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Cindy - thanks for the post - great reminder to us to fly our flag proudly - not just on Flag Day - but everyday!

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) over 7 years ago

One of my favorites- and in my town.  Great tribute to it!

Posted by Coral Gundlach, Real Lives. Not Just Real Estate. (Compass) over 7 years ago

Louise-you are right and of course I live in an area where the US Flag flies proudly 24 x 7.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Coral-it is a memorial worth seeing anytime.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

If you look closely there are 13 hands raising that flag...the sculpter said the extra hand belonged to God...

Posted by Kim Carnes, Carnes Home Inspections - Indianapolis Metro Area and beyond - (Licensed - Certified Home Inspectors (317) 753-7098) over 7 years ago

Kim-thanks for that little bit of history hidden within the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

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