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This Iwo Jima memorial is dedicated to all of the marines who gave their life on this battle.  The Iwo Jima battle was one of the most important battles in World War II. This war was on February 19, 1945. About 70,000 marines invaded an island located in the Pacific Ocean. The purpose of attacking was capturing Mount Sabuchi that is the highest point on Iwo Jima Island. Later on the day a bigger and larger flag was raised by the marines, and everything was witnessed by the reporter Joe Rosenthal. What this memorial is showing is the marines holding up the flag after winning the battle at Iwo Jima.

The base of the memorial is made of rough sweetish granite. Burnished in gold on the granite are the dates of every principal marine corp. The memorial has 5 soldiers trying to rise up the flag. The memorial is made with a rotunda so when you go passing slowly you can see an optical Illusion that the flag is already raising.

What calls my attention of this memorial is how the soldiers are holding their flag up. United States always have their pride when they succeed on something. I learn about this memorial all of the people that die on this battle they were over 70,000 itís a lot of people. When we were on the memorial I was surprised about the optical Illusion because it actually looks as if it was going up. When I visited this place I felt sorry for all the people that have die and happy of being there and having the opportunity to know about this historical monument.

                I liked very much this site. The Iwo Jima memorial is just too simple. But has lots of history behind it. Now it makes me feel proud about United States they can honor ever important thing happened in United States.

 

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