A whole weekend of events planned at the Marine Corps Museum around the 75th anniversary of the Battle at Iwo Jima.
The Museum's "Heroes Among Us" event on 22 February takes on special significance this year as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima while also giving all service members and veterans an opportunity to meet with service organizations.
This year, the event focuses on the commemoration of the battle with Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams as the keynote speaker, displays of artifacts and archival materials related to the battle by the USMC History Division and the Naval History and Heritage Command, and history talks throughout the day.
Representatives from service organizations, both private and government, will be on hand to help active duty and veterans navigate life both during and after their service.
"Heroes Among Us" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with activities taking place throughout the Museum.
February 23: 75 years ago, a battle raged in the Pacific Theater of World War Two. During the fight, six Marines raised an American Flag that would spark the drive in the Nation to continue the fight towards victory, and inspire the generations that came after.
Join us at the Museum as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima with a special Family Day event from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Also, during the day, check out special Iwo Jima artifact on displays in Leatherneck Gallery and a patriotic concert by The President’s Own Marine Band at 2:00 p.m.