Iwo Jima Memorial Research Paper

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Charles Brooks
21 April 2017
Iwo Jima Memorial Research Paper “Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” is a quote from Admiral Chester Nimitz that was engraved into the granite on the base of the Iwo Jima memorial. The memorial is a monument statue that was built next to the Arlington National Cemetery. President Dwight wanted it to be dedicated to all of the U.S. Marine Corps that died fighting. The Iwo Jima Memorial, also known as the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, is a great work of art that was based on a famous photo from the Battle of Iwo Jima, with six soldiers raising a flag on top of Mt. Suribachi. It was dedicated in 1954 to all of the soldiers who have died for our country since the 1775. The Iwo Jima Memorial was created to honor all of the soldiers that have been killed in the military since the United States’ beginning. The Iwo Jima Memorial “was dedicated on November 10, 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower” (“Guide”) to all of the soldiers that have died fighting for the United States in the U.S. Marine Corps since the beginning of our country in 1775. Because of this, the base of the statue was “engraved with every major battle involving the U.S. Marine Corps since 1775” (“Guide”). The
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The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in 1945. The United States wanted to capture the island of Iwo Jima, which was controlled by Japan. This would mean a big step in the right direction for the U.S. in the war. On the date “of February 19, 1945, the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions invaded Iwo Jima after an ineffective 72-hour bombardment” (“History”). They planned to march in, and the soldiers were ordered to take control of Mt. Suribachi on the Iwo Jima Island. The soldiers “reached a line of Japanese bunkers defended by machine gunners” (“History”), and many of the front line soldiers were
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