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Thursday, June 24, 2010

30 Days of Me Day 17

Day 17 --a Sculpture

Without a doubt one of the most recognizable pieces of U.S. Art.
The Iwo Jima Memorial

Gazing upward, at the red, white, and blue speck, Forrestal remarked to Smith: "Holland, the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years."




Artist Felix Weihs de Weldon (April 12, 1907–June 3, 2003) was an American sculptor. His most famous piece is the Marine Corps War Memorial of five U.S. Marines and one sailor raising the flag of the United States on Iwo Jima during World War Two.

5 comments:

Brie said...

I'd love to see the original. I'm sure the little replicas at every base have nothing on it!

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Renee said...

Like Brie...I'd love to see the originals! I love the artistry of anything honoring our military!

USMCWIFE said...

It's a definite must see and even more special if you go when the Marines are doing the Sunset Parade.

Mrs P said...

This gave me chills. But then again, anything remotely "motivated" gives me chills. Damn straight there will be a Marine Corps for the next 500 years!! Oorah :)

USMCWIFE said...

Me too..I am a self proclaimed Mo-tard and proud of it!