IWO JIMA MEMORIAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews

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Location: P. O. Box 310516 Newington CT 06131 USA

Mission: The Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which supports the mission started by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association. It works to maintain the National Iwo Jima Memorial located on the New Britain-Newington town line in Connecticut. It also serves to educate the public about the battle of Iwo Jima and to pay tribute to the men who fought and died there.
Results: We have posted 100 flag units around the park on the new fence. Each flag flies in memory of one of the 100 Servicemen from Connecticut that was killed during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Target demographics: maintain the National Iwo Jima Memorial
Geographic areas served: Connecticut
Programs: Annual patriotic ceremonies to remember and honor our veterans. Annual events that promote education and honor. Iwo Jima Survivors Victory Ride, Flag Day Open House, VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance.
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(860) 291-9666
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This park is a tribute to The Greatest Generation! A visit to this well-kept park is inspiring; a look at history and a fitting tribute to all those who served on Iwo Jima and all WWII veterans. It has an influence on current day veterans as well - a Commissioning of a new Marine Corps Lieutenant happen on one visit.

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Thank you for your kind comments. You bring up a good point. We welcome other military groups that would like to honor our veterans to have their ativities take place at the memorial. Just contact us ahead of time to make arrangements.

Rating: 5 stars  

I was deeply moved to find this memorial in Connecticut when I moved here because my uncle was KIA on Iwo Jima. We cannot easily travel to Detroit to visit his grave. My father and sisters and I donated to have a brick installed in his memory, so we now have a nearby memorial site to visit. The inscriptions and engraved pictures on the monuments give a very moving tribute to those who served. The monument park is beautifully manicured and maintained -- this shows the love and care of the volunteers who work on it. The numerous moving ceremonies for veterans help the survivors and their families meet each other and keep the memories alive. I hope it will remain this way into the future, so that our children and grandchildren will understand, too.

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Thank you for your heartfelt sentiment. We would love to have it remain as you have described and serve as a central area for all to visit and remember the sacrifices of our brave heroes. We are deeply grateful to the men like your uncle who gave so much so we could be free.

Rating: 5 stars  

I attended an Veteran's event at the Iwo Jima Memorial this year. It was a very moving, well presented program that honored the Iwo Jima veterans and all veterans that have served our nation. This Iwo Jima Memorial in Newington CT is unique and deserves wider recognition and support.

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Thanks you so much. It was a pleasant surprise to have you attend our event.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a very beautiful, tasteful, and easily accessible memorial. The perpetual flame and the inscribed information on the sculpture are especially appropriate, adding to the emotional impact of the site. My uncle, whom I never met, gave his life at Iwo Jima, and is now memorialized on one of the engraved bricks. We brought our 94-year old father here, and he was deeply moved. Thank you to all who made it possible and who continue to maintain this important historic site.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our work a the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation. We are very glad that you support what is being done to make sure these brave heroes are not forgotten. One of our highlights was the visit of your family and your father to the monument a few years back.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Iwo Jima Memorial is a very suiting tribute to an important part of our American History. I have attended many of the well organized events here and listened to the moving stories of the brave men who fought in this battle. As this generation is lost, it is vital that we have something to remind us of the brave men who fought for our freedom and that we have a special place to reflect and give thanks.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our work a the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation. We are very glad that you support what is being done to make sure these brave heroes are not forgotten. We are glad your father's donation lives on in our living history stories.

Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great memorial. A lot of information at the site. Beautiful sculpture. Easy to get to, right off the highway.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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2012

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Thank you! We will be there this Veterans Day weekend. Stop by to say Hi.

Rating: 5 stars  

My dad was an Iwo Vet and this memorial was important to him. History of WWII is being lost. It is not taught in schools and is not considered "real" to today's kids. This memorial helps history come alive. It is important to the few remaining Iwo Vets and to their families.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Quite well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are volunteers because we became friends with the Iwo Jima Survivors 17 years ago. Once you get to know them, you develop a deep respect and admiration for them and all our WWII veterans. This is why we have voluntered for so long and continue to do so. We want to continue on with the legacy of these veterans to ensure they and their sacrifices are never forgotten. If they are forgotten, what is to keep today's Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans from being forgotten 60 years from now? Think about it. Someone once said, “The character of a nation can be measured by the way that nation treats its veterans.” Our Organization's Mission is to Maintain the National Iwo Jima Memorial, pay tribute to and honr the men who fought and died there and to educate others about World War II and the the Battle of Iwo Jima. We do this through fundraisers and events that bring about awareness of the Survivors, monument and park. We hold annual ceremonies for the Flag Raising Anniversary, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We organize and put on events such as the Iwo Jima Survivors Victory Ride, Flag Day Open House and VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance. We give organized tours of the park, hold Armed Forces Commissioning Ceremonies and Memorial Ceremonies for Veterans who have passed away. We are presently raising funds by selling engraved bricks which will be placed around the memorial and by selling flag sponsorships for the 100 men who were KIA. Volunteers are always needed. There is so much more we would like to do to honor our Veterans but are short on help to get it done. Come visit the park and email us if you would like to know more. SOSIwoJima@yahoo.com. Thank You.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are so lucky to have this beautiful and inspiring memorial in CT. My son is 14 and an avid history fan and we have been there many times, once to witness an Iwo Jima survivor receive the Purple Heart, finally, at almost 90 years of age. The monument itself is an amazing work of art, and there is so much to learn by reading the inscriptions. The work this group does is extremely important and valuable to keep the memory of this battle and the soldiers who fought there alive, and to teach the new generation about our history.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I BROUGHT MY MOM WHO IS 94 (A ROSIE THE RIVETEER) TO VISIT AND SHE LOVED IT!! - WE LOVED SEEING THE HISTORICAL SITE AND ESPECIALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO THE WONDERFUL PATRIOTS WHO LIVED THE HISTORY - IT IS AN OUTSTANDING SLICE OF HISTORY AND AS AN AMERICAN TEACHER I WILL GIVE IT AN A+! GAIL WHITRIGHT

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2012

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