Iwo Jima Statue Souvenir, Washington, D.C, Brass.

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               Iwo Jima Statue Souvenir, Washington, D.C, Brass.

                   

                                 

 

The Marine Corps War Memorial (more commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial) is perhaps one of the most moving memorials in the DC region. The world-famous statue, which is based on the iconic photograph was taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, depicts the six soldiers who raised up the second American flag at Iwo Jima in the Japanese Volcano Islands on February 23, 1945, signifying the conclusion of the American campaign in the Pacific during World War II. The memorial is dedicated to “the Marine dead of all wars and their comrades of other services who fell fighting beside them.” The memorial was dedicated on November 10, 1954, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the American flag has flown from the statue 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by presidential proclamation ever since.

The bronze statue was made by sculptor Felix W. de Weldon. He worked with the three surviving soldiers from the battle, Rene A. Gagnon, Ira Hayes and John H. Bradley, to model their faces in clay. The base of the memorial is engraved with every major battle involving the U.S. Marine Corps since 1775.

Item Code - MEMSOU2B381AAA

Width: 3 3/4"  Height: 3 3/4"  Depth: 2 1/4"  Weight: 189 g


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