Monday, February 23, 2015

70 years ago today

This is the first flag raising on the top of Mt. Suribachi. The famous flag-raising photo was taken when the second flag was put up later that day. This photo was taken by Leatherneck's Lou Lowery.

The first of the two flag-raisings atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima took place on Feb. 23, 1945.

The second flag-raising, which resulted in the iconic image shot by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, occurred when a second, and larger, American flag was sent up the mountain a short time later.

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