On February 23, 1945, seventy-five years to the date, six Marines raised the American Flag upon the top of Mount Suribachi. The blood of thousands of Marines was spilled upon the sand and leaked into the seas during the thirty-six day battle for Iwo Jima. Over 19,000 marines lost their lives in effort to secure the island of Iwo Jima for the U.S. Military.
With Memorial Day upon us I was thinking about where I would like to go in the future to honor The Fallen of this country. To pay respect and to honor the sacrifice they made for this country. Their sacrifice has allowed us to enjoy the freedoms and liberties we in America cherish so dearly.