Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

SoCal Resident Leads Effort to Bring Iwo Jima Monument to Camp Pendleton

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Laura Dietz is determined to gift a permanent reminder of America’s unique history to Southern California. For the past few years, she has worked tirelessly to erect an Iwo Jima Flag Raising Memorial at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County. The monument will consist of a sculpture that recreates the iconic photo of six members of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. But for Dietz, founder and trustee of Iwo Jima Monument West, the mission to commemorate that moment in time holds a higher significance. “This monument is more than a monument,” she told The Epoch Times. “We know what it means to the Marine Corps, but it’s a symbol of our entire country of what we can do when we are united.” ‘The True Meaning of Sacrifice’ Prior to establishing Iwo Jima Monument West …

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