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Remembering Battle of Iwo Jima

SCRANTON -- Seven decades after the Battle of Iwo Jima, some people in our area decided to pay tribute to the brave men and women who served.

A flag that flew on the 70th anniversary of that major World War II battle was presented in Scranton on Saturday.

Local Scranton businessman Bob Bolus was also on hand, donating that flag to the Northeast Detachment Marine Corps Museum.

4 comments

  • CeeMe

    Glad to see this. Thank you so much, veterans, for your sacrifices and for allowing me to grow up in this great country, that you helped to create and sustain. When these brave men are gone, there will be few, if any, like them to carry on. You really were The Greatest Generation.

    • Welfare Matters

      Ceeme, that greatest generation saw the birth of radio as a source of entertainment, technicolored movies, atomic weapons, the evolution of television, breaking the sound barrier, walking on the moon, satellite radio and movie programming, personal computers, cell phones…………and, it all happened in a veritable blink of the eye.

      These folks have stories to tell – stories that should humble each and every one of us. With them will go things that we cannot ever get back. (sigh)

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