Took time today to visit the Marine Corps War Memorial on this 75th anniversary of raising the iconic flag.
Seventy-five years ago today during the Battle of #IwoJima, Marines claimed Mount Suribachi and raised the American flag at its summit, creating an unforgettable and iconic moment in American history and #patriotism.
Your lack of dedication is an insult to those who believe in you. I NEEDED this today. I’ve been struggling so hard to find my groove back at the gym. I used to be so good at cardio, pull-ups, weight lifting... I loved the gym. Now I feel awkward there. I feel like I’m starting all over again and honestly feel embarrassed at how weak I am. I was able to get back to pre pregnancy weight and I’m thankful for that. But now I want to be back to my pre pregnancy strength. I know I shouldn’t care, but obviously I can’t help that I do. 😂 I feel like people think “wow she is weak” and they don’t know that I just had a baby. I’m sharing this because I am positive there are others out there who feel the same way. You are not alone. We all struggle somehow. I’ve been here before (after surgery) and I was able to get back to feeling comfortable at the gym then so I know I’ll get back to it again. #positive#motivation#usmc#marine#femalemarine#marinecorps#moto#semperfi#workout#confidence#gym#strong#lifting#workingmom#love#physicalfitness#yuma#az#dedication#shorthairdontcare
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When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible. —Nido Qubein
2h2 hours ago
Semper Fi, Jarheads!
HISTORIC FOOTAGE: 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima
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When Marines are 15 minutes in on 101 days of Summer Briefs!!
In order to have things you’ve never had,you gotta do things you’ve never done 🦅🌏⚓️‼️ that’s the motto ‼️😈. Seeing these young men and women constantly becoming better and faster is the greatest result 🔝🤟🏽
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Today marks 75 years since Marines raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi. A photographer named Joe Rosenthal was there to capture the image which remains indelible to generations of Americans. #marinecorps#75yrs
Glory or Valhalla. -
When I first heard that term, it gave me a sense of warrior kinship, goosebumps, and a "LET'S FUCKING DO THIS!" mindset which I believe is the point of such a war cry.
In a modern day, of course, we aren't literally pillaging, plundering, and looting tribes and battling against Saxons or Christian armies for women, ale, and silver.
Men, real men, not the feminine social culture men but men worth their salt, would be willing to do die for glory. -
Men are willing to battle for reputation, glory and respect as a warrior especially since they would have earned that title with their own hands and skill.
But even farther, we as men, if they are willing they can be motivated especially if what they love, want, or yearn for is at stake.
Your girlfriend or wife being the camp whore.
Your daughter being groomed for a man to make her his wife as early as possible. -
Everything you've worked for could he destroyed.
Someone threatens the lives of innocent, good, and honest people, who did nothing wrong.
I would stop a killer from killing a lady and her infantile child, I would, even if it meant I died.
Not because I am a hero or some do gooders but because I am a man and I believe that I am made for combat and I believe that is wrong to hurt those who are innocent in the sense that they have nothing to do with the killer.
But only if she is near me, I wouldn't go searching for a serial killer.
I digress, men, even if we know that we will die in the doing what's right, if we are lead to believe that we are going to hailed as brave warriors, heroes, or a man willing to die for what he wanted or for who he loves, we will die more willing. .
#masculinity #femininity#redpill#mgtow#feminism#women#religion#patriarchy#stopcomplaining#heathen#pagan#battle#combat#veterans #marinecorps
2 hours ago
Reposted from @john_tiegen This was the first flag raised by the Marine Corps at Iwo Jima, a second larger one was raised later that day.
U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Feb. 23, 1945.
2nd picture is the iconic photo taken by photographer Joe Rosenthal of the second flag raising on the mountain which took place on the fifth day of the 35-day battle.
Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo of the Feb. 23, 1945 flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was originally misidentified by military sources. Originally identified, from left, in this vintage graphic: Pfc. Franklin R. Sousley; Pfc. Ira Hayes; Sgt. Michael Strank; Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John H. Bradley; Pfc. Rene A. Gagnon; Sgt. Henry O. Hansen. The Marine at far right was later correctly identified as Cpl. Harlon Block, not Hansen.
Three of the six Marines in the photograph – Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, and Private First Class Franklin Sousley – were killed in action during the battle. —- The other three Marines in the photograph were Corporals (then Private First Class) Ira Hayes, Harold Schultz, and Harold Keller; Block was identified as Sergeant Hank Hansen (helped raise the first flag and was present at the second flag raising) until January 1947, Schultz (was at both flag raisings) was identified as Sousley who was identified as PhM2c. John Bradley (was at both flag raisings) until June 2016, and Keller was identified as Rene Gagnon (carried the second flag up Mount Suribachi) until October 2019. All of the men served in the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.
#marines #marine#marinecorps#usmc#iwojima#alwaysmoveforward - #regrann
1h1 hour ago
Here's a terrific story about Rosenthal in the @sfchronicle, where he hired on after the war and worked for 35 years.https://www.sfchronicle.com/chronicle_vault/article/Joe-Rosenthal-The-photographer-behind-World-War-15065085.php …
- Dad, I can't find my compass for today's homework. What do I do?
- We do as the US Marine Corps would do. We improvise, adapt and overcome!
And yes, we got the homework done, Oorah!
View of The WWII battlefield Iwo Jima from Atop Mount Suribachi. The Marine Corps landing beaches are on the right. Taken from the spot Joe Rosenthal took the famous photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima 75 years ago today. Rosenthal won the Pulitzer Prize for this photograph. It is also the most published photograph in the world. Three of the flag raisers were killed on Iwo Jima. The greatest battle in Marine Corps history. Rosenthal’s photograph is of the 2d flag raising on Iwo Jima. The third photograph is of a makeshift Marine Corps memorial on Mount Suribachi covered with Marine and Navy insignia over looking the invasion beaches below. #iwojima, #marinecorps, #WWII, #usmchistory
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Seriously this is your MOST IMPORTANT priority????? What happened to maintaining a disciplined lethal fighting force. Marine Corp is not a PC social experiment. Your progressive ideas will hurt morale and therefore hurt the Marine Corp.
Woody Williams landed on Iwo Jima in the days after D-Day. On February 23, 1945, Woody acted with "conspicuous gallantry" in eliminating Japanese pillboxes on Iwo Jima with his flame thrower. For his actions that day, Woody was awarded the Medal of Honor. Tap the bio link then tap this image to watch an excerpt from his Museum oral history. #ww2#iwojima#wwii#marines#marinecorps#pacificwar#nationalwwiimuseum ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Where are the two flags now, are they both at HQMC?
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My Dad was there in the front lines, he saw the flag being raised. They really were the greatest generation including all those on the home front.
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Today is the 75th anniversary of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi. My Grandfather Sgt. James Hargis USMC (the handsome tan guy on the left holding the Japanese battle flag) fought on this barren island in the Pacific. He was the commander of an Alligator Amphibious Tank... I don’t know a lot about him, but I know he like so many other veterans struggled with inner demons after the war. I remember watching “The Pacific” and “Letters from Iwo Jima” trying to relate what he was going through... Hell on Earth. Thank you to all who served and serve. #greatestgeneration#usmc#iwojima75#mountsuribachi#alligatoramphibousvehicles#marines#marinecorps#pacifictheaterofoperations#unknownvalor
8 years of serving in this beloved Corps and just his proposed changes are making such a positive impact in this institution! Being a mother to a 1 month baby, this means more than any of you can imagine! It’s time to get rid of outdated standards.
In Iwo Jima, 75 years ago Marines raised the American Flag 🇺🇸 on Mount Surinachi———————————————————————————
They didn’t care if it was cold, or the odds were stacked against them. They didn’t care if they were going to come home or not, they just knew they had to accomplish the mission. ———————————————————————————
I just felt like it was appropriate to endure some pain and join a challenge.
So, now I decided to run 75 miles from here to March 26th. Yep! 💀 💀 💀 💀 #marines#marinecorps#running#iwojima#letsgo#myfeethurt#letsgetthisbread 🍞 #fml
In three days I’ll be in San Diego, in 4 I’ll be at my best friend’s big little bro’s Marine Graduation!!! I’ve known him since he was 6 and he is the little brother I never wanted 😜😜 I’m so proud of him! 🥰❤️ #marinecorps#marinegraduation#bravocompany#ooorah
Seventy-five years ago today during the Battle of IwoJima, Marines claimed Mount Suribachi and raised the American flag at its summit, creating an unforgettable and iconic moment in American history and patriotism.
The monument was sculpted by Newport resident Felix De Weldon who lived at Beacon Rock where the original scale model now resides.
75 years ago #OnThisDay, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped one of the most iconic pictures in history as six U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raised the American flag on top Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the final stages of the Pacific theater.
Three of the six Marines in the photograph, Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, and Private First Class Franklin Sousley were killed in action during the battle. Appearing in newspapers nationwide, the photo became so popular it was made the centerpiece of a successful war bonds drive that included service members believed to have been in the photo.
Rosenthal’s iconic photo won the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1945, just over two months after it was taken, and it became a life-sized model for the national U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, which was unveiled in 1954.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The flag-raising Rosenthal captured actually was the second one on Mount Suribachi that day, as a small American flag was ordered replaced with a larger one. The separate flag-raisings and the fog of war led to some confusion around the identities of the six men seen in the photo.
if you were given $20,000 right now what would you do with it?
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Celebrated our wedding anniversary early this year. ❤️ Christopher will be off becoming a Marine on March 16th, so he planned a special day for us in advance, which included capturing happy memories. 🇺🇸