Thursday, March 14, 2013

WWII Memorial: Iwo Jima Memorial in New Britain, CT

Interesting Places I've Visited
Iwo Jima Memorial
New Britain, CT
Topic: WWII Memorial

GPS: N41° 41.893; W072° 45.510

Quick Description: 

The National Iwo Memorial in New Britain, CT has an exact replica of the famous Marine Memorial in Arlington, VA

Long Description:

The National Iwo Jima Memorial contains a sculpture based on the iconic photograph, taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, of the four Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi on February 23, 1945.

The original sculpture of this event, based on the photograph, honors the Marine Corps and is located near the Pentagon in Rossyln, VA. It was unveiled on November 10, 1954.

The exact copy of the original was created by Joseph Petrovics for the National Iwo Jima Memorial in New Britain, CT. It was cast at the Modern Art Foundry. It was dedicated on February 23, 1995. On the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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