Also, today is the day that US Marines raised the US flag on Mount Suribachi as The Ringo Kid pointed out a few days ago, here's a quick blerb...
During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Division take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event. American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi's slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a motion-picture cameraman.
Sounds like a good excuse to watch Sands of Iwo Jima again (heh heh).
Have a great day my John Wayne companions!