Iwo Jima Monument

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The 32-foot-high figures are erecting a 78-foot-tall steel flagpole from which a cloth flag flies 24 hours a day. They occupy the same positions as in Rosenthal's historic photograph. (Submitted by Anthony Von Plinsky)

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Harlon H. Block was one of the Marines who raised the flag at Iwo Jima and is buried here on the grounds. He died 5 days after the flag was raised.