The united states marine corps war memorial iwo jima memorial is a national memorial located in arlington county virginia in the united states the memorial was dedicated in 1954 to all marines who have given their lives in defense of the united states since 1775. The iwo jima memorial was modeled after a pulitzer prize winning photograph taken on the island of iwo jima during wwii the memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in battle. Letters from iwo jima originally titled red sun black sand is filmed from the japanese perspective part 8 of the 2010 hbo miniseries the pacific produced by tom hanks and steven spielberg includes part of the battle of iwo jima from the point of view of john basilone from the beginning of the invasion until his death later in the day. Marine corps commandant gen david h berger and sgt maj of the marine corps troy e black commemorate the 75th anniversary of world war ii and the battle of iwo jima with a wreath laying . The iwo jima memorial is officially known as the marine corps war memorial it is located outside of the arlington national cemetery and is next to the netherlands carillon in arlington virginia the memorial is dedicated to all personnel who served and died in defense of their country in the united states marine corps since 1775 the design of the memorial was completed by felix de weldon
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