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United States Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, is a statue that depicts the famous raising of the U.S. flag on February 23, 1945, on Mount Suribachi during the World War II battle of Iwo Jima. The Iwo Jima is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives defending that flag. The famous bronze statue is one of the most recognized statues in the country and around the world.

The Iwo Jiwa statue was based on the famous Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken by American photographer Joe Rosenthal and the design of Horace W. Peaslee. Sculptor Felix de Weldon, with the help of other sculptors, was commissioned by the United States Congress following the war. The project proceeded from 1945 until 1954 taking nine years to complete. The cost of the memorial amounted to $850,000 which was paid for entirely by private donations. It was dedicated on November 10, 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The bronze statue depicts six 32-foot high figures, five Marines and one Navy corpsman, raising a 60-foot flagpole. A cloth American flag flies from the flagpole 24 hours a day. At a weight of 100 tons and a height of 78 feet, the Iwo Jima statue is the largest bronze statue in the world.
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