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Flags of Our Fathers

Sixty-one years ago, 35,000 Marines stormed the island of Iwo Jima in one of the most horrific battles of WWII. More than 6,800 men died in five weeks of combat, commemorated by photographer Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo of six Marines raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi. But the number of these brave men is dwindling. Rosenthal died earlier this month at age 94. Radio operator Raymond Jacobs, one of the men in the immortal photograph; Merril Sandoval, a "Navajo Code Talker"; and other survivors will be sharing their remembrances during an afternoon to honor them at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. (southeast corner of Love Field Airport). Iwo Jima activities free with regular admission; $5 to $8. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday with an autograph signing, presentation and panel discussion at 4 p.m. Call 214-350-3600.
Thu., Aug. 31, 12-5 p.m.

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