Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Seventy-five years ago, two flags were raised at Iwo Jima during World War II.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima through various events this month.
Between February 19 and March 30, the flags will be displayed in the museum’s WWII Gallery.
On February 22, “Heroes Among Us – Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima,” is going to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It will feature history talks, artifact displays, and Iwo Jima Marine Medal of Honor recipient and keynote speaker Hershel “Woody” Williams.
The following day, on February 23, the museum is hosting “Family Day: Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary.”
Crafts and activities are being offered at the program, which is between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Scouts must pre-register. Scouting groups interested in participating should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on February 23, “The President’s Own” Marine Corps Band is performing a free concert at the Leatherneck Gallery.
The museum is located at 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway in Triangle.
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