7.29.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


A Salute to Old Glory
official U.S. Marine Corps photo, dated February 1, 1944

A group of U.S. Marines salutes the American flag flying at Roi Airport in the Marshall Islands. The flag was raised near the end of the fight to secure the airport from the Japanese. Note that some Marines are working while others render the honors. The flag is being hoisted by a Marine with a military police brassard. This particular photograph was released for the 169th Anniversary of the founding of the U.S Marine Corps, on November 10, 1944.

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