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Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations

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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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jack B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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SOSIwoJima Well said. We hope you get the chance to attend at least one of the ceremonies or events we hold there. Thank you for visiting.

Valerie51

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!
Valerie Parise
Massachusetts

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SOSIwoJima 10/23/2014

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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SOSIwoJima 11/08/2012

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

Ellen32

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.