I is for Iwo Jima

The anniversary of the Flag raising at Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima is on February 23rd. I visited the monument in D.C. in 1970 for the first time.

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Retro Ellen b. , I’m 19 in this photo.

I visited the monument again in May of 2011 on a night tour and took this photo on the opposite side of the monument. We won’t publish how old I was on this visit but you can do the math!

This is a replica of the monument at the MCRD, Parris Island, S.C. (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) when my daughter and I attended her future husband’s India Company graduation in September of 2010.

I is for Iwo Jima for ABC Wednesday. Thank you Mrs. Nesbitt and the ABC team!

I’m a little fuzzy in the brain since all the fun activities from this past weekend and the time change always takes a few days to get oriented to. I am enjoying the longer daylight hours here in the Pacific Northwest.

10 thoughts on “I is for Iwo Jima

  1. What a lovely post, the sculpture is amazing. You don’t look any different from the current pictures I see of you…quite lovely,
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

  2. Nice to revisit and take another photo from a different angle…that’s the one I am least familiar with and I like it a lot. Ah yes, we were all young once. =D

  3. Nice pictures…. and remember, age is nothing more than 2 numbers for the greater part…not that numbers decide who and what you are 😉

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