You made it to the Weekend! Hooray!
We're sure you are particularly excited for this weekend because it is Memorial Day Weekend and you have an entire extra day to relax. In today's installment of Dollars & Sense we are focusing on remembering those that fought and died for our country in war. It's the real focus of Memorial day and we'd like to honor it as best we can in this weekend's Wild Card Weekend. Enjoy!
Visit The Iwo Jima Memorial
The Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia is across the Potomac River from Washington DC.The official name is the Marine Corps War Memorial and it depicts the famous flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. The design of the massive sculpture by Felix de Weldon was based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.The memorial features the Marines and Sailor who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima: Sgt Michael Strank, Cpl Harlon Block, PFC Franklin Sousley, PFC Rene Gagnon, PFC Ira Hayes, PM2 John Bradley. It's free of charge to visit and open to the public for the entire year.