FLAG-RAISING AT IWO-JIMA
On Feb. 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the Pulitzer Prize-winning picture of Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. He recalled, "I could only hope that it turned out the way that I looked at it through the finder." During World War II, Rosenthal also covered the invasions of New Guinea and Guam. Joe Rosenthal died on August 20, 2006 at the age of 94.
FILM FOOTAGE OF ACTUAL FLAG RAISING: see film
ASSAULT LANDINGS ON IWO JIMA: video
PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PHOTO: see video
FEELINGS ABOUT ICONIC IMAGE: see video
NY TIMES OBITUARY: read