23rd FEBRUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

February 23rd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1945: U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima: During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division took the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raised the U.S. flag on the 23rd February 1945. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and photographed the event. American soldiers fighting for control of Suribachi’s slopes cheered the raising of the flag, with more Marines raising a larger flag  several hours later. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the 2nd flag along with a Marine still photographer and a motion-picture cameraman. | & see more about history on this day in the video…