The U.S. Marine Corps memorial, depicting the raising of the American
Flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, located in Arlington, VA.
Photographer Joe Rosenthal’s famous picture of the raising of the
American Flag on Iwo Jima by U.S. Marines, February 23, 1945.
The United States marine Corps was formed on this date in 1775 under the
authority of the Continental Congress.