We would love to get your input on this project. All suggestions and comments will be appreciated. If you have any connection to a Navy vet who served on the USS Elmore, we especially want to hear from you. So far, we have found three Elmore crew member who are still alive. Actually, we would be happy to talk to any vet who served in the Pacific during WWII. We are looking for pictures and stories. Our goal is to honor their service to our country. You can also use this contact form if you would like to have a message posted on the bulletin board for everyone to see and, hopefully, respond back to you. Thanks for your feedback!
On Feb. 23, 1945, Joe Rosenthal took a picture of Marines raising a flag on top of Mount Suribachi, the 550-foot mountain that is a volcanic cone at the southern tip of Iwo Jima. Nearly 6,000 Marines lost their lives during the battle for Iwo Jima, almost one-third of the total number lost in World War II.
Just outside the gates of Arlington National Cemetery is the United States Marine Corps War Memorial which is for all Marines who have given their lives in service since 1775, but it is often called the Iwo Jima Memorial because it depicts the famous flag raising on top of Mt. Surabachi. The memorial was dedicated November 10, 1954, the 179th birthday of the Corps. It is one of the world’s largest bronze statues and is a fitting tribute to the Marine Corps.