Raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi, 23 Feb 1945
On this day in 1945, five Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi. Although the event occurred on day five of the 36-day battle, the iconic image symbolizes the ultimate victory of American forces on Iwo Jima.
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