National Iwo Jima Memorial

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Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 72°45′31″W / 41.69823°N 72.75852°W / 41.69823; -72.75852

The National Iwo Jima Memorial on a bright afternoon

The US National Iwo Jima Memorial is located on Ella Grasso Boulevard, near the New Britain/Newington town line in Connecticut.[1] It was erected by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. of Newington, Connecticut. It was dedicated on February 23, 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the historic flag raising on Iwo Jima. It is dedicated to the memory of the 6,821 US servicemen who gave their lives at Iwo Jima. Inscribed on the base are the names of the 100 men from Connecticut who gave their lives in the battle.[2]

The park also has an eternal flame and monuments dedicated to combat Medical Corps personnel and chaplains.[3][4]

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Official website