Battle of Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945


The iconic photo of U.S. Marines hoisting Old Glory on Iwo Jima was taken 70 years ago today, February 23, 1945. It appeared on the front page of the Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1945, as the drawing shown here. As the artist wrote, “Not with a rope, but with Blood and Toil is the flag raised, and Devotion only can keep it aloft.”

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