2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Iwo Jima....66 years later


66 years ago today a foreign flag flew over Japanese territory for the first time in history...

36 days...

...over 6,800 Americans killed and over 19,000 wounded....

...18,000 Japanese killed....only 216 captured...

...all over an volcanic piece of dirt only 8 square miles in area...

...27 Medal of Honor winners...

...and one iconic photograph..

For as much crap I like to give Marines they have given our country some of its proudest moments, this among them...

Veterans of Iwo Jima....I thank you

Fallen of Iwo Jima....I have not forgotten you

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