"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
1945: Marines invaded Iwo Jima
On this day in 1945, the US Marines landed at Iwo Jima. The island was eventually turned into an airfield and played a huge factor in the bombing raids against Japan, only 660 miles away.
A few years ago, I watched: Flag of our Fathers. It is a good movie and it shows the cruelty of war as well as the bond among soldiers.