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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps - VI

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Iwo Jima Exhibit
This is the actual flag...
Each pin represents a Marine or Navy death...

National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway . Triangle . VA . 22172

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23 comments:

  1. i really enjoy these shots you have been sharing ... enjoy the flag shot ... i have seen that for years ... such a big piece. i am not sure what word to use there. can it be a favorite? amazing how a photo can hold such emotions. a moment in time. priceless. ( :

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  2. So sad to see all those 'pins' Tanya.. When you see them like that its hard not to despair for all those lost lives. It's really worthwhile for young people to visit these museums I think.

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  3. So sad to see all those 'pins' Tanya.. When you see them like that its hard not to despair for all those lost lives. It's really worthwhile for young people to visit these museums I think.

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  4. The last image just shows the futility of war. Great images Tanya.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. The iconic American flag beautifully photographed and ,preserved.

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  6. Wow, seeing those pins, SO surreal and sad.
    Love that original flag....if it could speak....

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  7. the pins... the flag... touching.

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  8. Isn't amazing that they still have the actual flag. All those pins, so many lives. A very poignant post Tanya.

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  9. The pins really bring it home just how hard that fight was. The flag certainly deserves such a place of honour.

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  10. A very touching post/photos; thought provoking.

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  11. I'm catching up (again). Wonderful series you have put together over recent days. Touching, indeed.

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  12. Beautiful flags... and so many pins!

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  13. So the real flag still exists! And does not look as bad as I would have thought. I love your first picture of the flag through the glass

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  14. Good that it survived (the flag). Too many pins...

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  15. Some very moving imagines today...

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  16. I've always like the flag raising scene whether in print or as a monument.

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  17. How awesome to see the actual flag from that scene. I am just now catching up on all your pictures from the museum. They are wonderful!

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  18. Did they tell you that the photo was fake? The photographer grabbed guys and made them go back the next day and pose for his shot.

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  19. I love the photos that feature history. We learn so much from each other's blogs! Thank you for sharing!

    Janis
    GDP

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  20. I missed this one...excellent!

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