National Iwo Jima Memorial

Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 72°45′31″W / 41.69823°N 72.75852°W / 41.69823; -72.75852

The US National Iwo Jima Memorial is a memorial on Ella Grasso Boulevard, near the New Britain/Newington town line in Connecticut.[1] It was erected by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut. It was dedicated on February 23, 1995, on the 50th anniversary of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. It is dedicated to the memory of the 6,821 US servicemen who gave their lives during the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. Inscribed on the base are the names of the 100 men from Connecticut who gave their lives in the battle.[2]

The National Iwo Jima Memorial in September 2009

The park also has an eternal flame and monuments dedicated to combat Medical Corps personnel and chaplains.[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Event Calendar - Hartford Courant".
  2. ^ "Visit the Iconic Iwo Jima U.S. Marine Corps Memorial".
  3. ^ National Iwo Jima Memorial brochure
  4. ^ "Iwo Jima Survivors Memorial Park, Newington, Connecticut".

External linksEdit

Official website