How did the American flag that was placed Iwo Jima stay in the ground?
How did the American flag that was placed Iwo Jima stay in the ground? This is the flag of the famous picture that shows a couple of soldiers placing it in the ground. http://www.sligocameraclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/Iwo%20Jima.j pgSubmitted: 1467 days ago
most likely they dug a small hole first and then stood it up and drove it into the ground with good ol' fashioned elbow grease.
Semper Fi Marines!!
They stuck it in the ground
Believe it or not...a hole in the ground...
The flag in the picture was the second flag, the first was smaller. Neither was stuck in the ground, they were both held up with a pile of rocks
It was just jammed into ground and held up with whatever rocks were handy.By the way,US Marines are not SOLDIERS."The novel "Flags of my Fathers"is excellent reading and has a lot of small details in it only a survivor would know.Here in Slidell,La the Japanese Garrison flag that flew over Iwo Jima is housed oddly enough,signed by all the Japanese survivors.Few people know,the Japanese were proud of their flag too and there was another significant flag raising as well.The Japanese Garrison flag can be viewed at the "Southside"Restaurant in Slidell,La
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