FYI: 73 years ago today this happened.
“We found a water pipe, tied the flag to it and put it up. Then all hell broke loose below. Troops cheered, ships blew whistles, some men openly wept.” ~ Corpor...al Charles W. Lindbergh
On 23 February 1945, the Marines took control of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. Onlookers cheered as the assault platoon fought to the summit and raised a small flag. Later that day, different troops raised a larger flag while others respectfully lowered the original. Several combat photographers captured these stirring events on film, but Joe Rosenthal’s snapshot of the men struggling to raise the second flag in a stiff wind became an enduring symbol of American resolve.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps has both flags raised on Iwo Jima in our collection. Currently, the second flag raised on Mount Suribachi (seen in this video) is on display in our WWII Gallery.
Are you near the Pentagon on March 6? If so, RSVP now to attend the Military Family Readiness Council. This session will have a focus on EFMP-related issues. To RSVP (NLT Feb. 26), submit a letter or for more information, contact Dr. Randy Eltringham, (571) 372-5315 or email Family Readiness Council, email@example.com
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FYI The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are underway and military/veteran families can livestream it all thanks to your military Exchange.
1. Visit nbcolympics.com
2. Click on the event you want to watch
3. Choose "Exchange" as the provider...
4. Click to login to shopmyexchange.com
5. Authenicate with your Exchange login
6. Watch the selected event