Monday, August 21, 2006

Joe Roenthal, 1911-2006

On February 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took one of the most famous photos in U.S. history, the flag raising at Iwo Jima. 1945, during the battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines raised a flag atop Mount Suribachi. This was actually the second flag raising, replacing the original, smaller, flag. Joe Rosenthal passed away yesterday, at the age of 94.

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