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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Iwo Jima Flag Raising

 
 
Iwo Jima Flag Raising Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
1. Iwo Jima Flag Raising Marker
Inscription.  

[Photo of Flag Raising]

Raising the US Flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jim, 25 February 1945 during WWII in action against the Empire of Japan; photo by Joe Rosenthal.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo; four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harold Schultz and Harlon Block and the back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon [actually Harold P. Keller] (behind Schultz).


 
Erected 2015 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 41° 45.716′ N, 76° 26.568′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 6, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Veterans' Workplace - The World (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln Second Inaugural Address
Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
Marker has been added below the right-most flag pole since this photo was taken
(here, next to this marker); The Quintessential Soldier (here, next to this marker); Bradford County Roll of Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); The War Ravaged Tree (a few steps from this marker); United States Marine Corps (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .  Marine Corps again corrects who was in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo (ABC News, 2019). (Submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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