I am a Marine who was on active duty from 1980-1984 although this was before my time I think it is the greatest monument of all. The flag that is flying has 48 stars just like the original flag and sand and stones from IWO JIMA. The most impressive thing is that is was built by the survivors. I visit this monument at least once a month and it brings tears to my eyes every time I'm there.
I am the daughter of an Iwo Jima survivor. I have so much respect for the greatest generation. This memorial represents all of those men and women. It is a great tribute to them, which they are so deserving. The park is beautifully maintained and is just a wonderful place to visit and reflect on those times. I love that it is the only memorial built by the survivors. The foundation does a great job with ceremonies and honoring those who fought in WWII. I know the Iwo Jima survivors love the recognition. Let us never forget them!
Thank you for your support and help in memory of your dear father. It is so wonderful to know that their memory will never die so long as we continue to tell their stories and teach future generations of their sacrifices.
This is a great memorial. A lot of information at the site. Beautiful sculpture. Easy to get to, right off the highway.
Thank you! We will be there this Veterans Day weekend. Stop by to say Hi.
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.
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.