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
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.
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.
The greatness of the Iwo Jima Memorial on the Newington/New Britain line goes beyond the obvious quality of craftsmanship and impeccable maintenance. At the root of this fine memorial's distinction is a dedicated group of selfless volunteers whose entire lives are committed to ensuring the memory of Iwo Jima and those who perished there is justly honored. You can sense the meticulous care and respect from the very moment you enter the grounds. I have had the privilege of getting to know some of these folks, and I am impressed. I also have not hesitated in recommending this group in a professional capacity as a veterans charity worthy of support. This is a small-town, grass roots gem.