Iwo Jima Memorial

Trip Start May 21, 2006
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Trip End Jun 04, 2006


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Saturday, June 3, 2006

Last day in DC. Visited one of the most famous monumens of the nation, Iwo Jima Memorial. This massive memorial (6 times life size) is to commemorate the success of taking control of Iwo Jima. Five marines & 1 Navy corpsmen climbed on top of Mount Suribachi to raise the American flag and the moment was captured by a news photographer. The image photograph was later made into a bronze sculpture that we see today. Unfortunately, only 3 of the 6 men who raised that flag actually survived the war.

All and all, the journey was an enjoyable one. Loved revisiting New York - I think I'll never be bored with that city. "Learned" a lot from the various museums in Washington. One week for me was enough, overdosed from all the information. Even though we have spent a week in Washington, we barely scratched the surface of what are there to see in terms of museums.
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