Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington VA Uncommon Valor
One of the two inscriptions on the base of the Iwo Jima Memorial (formally the Marine Corps War Memorial) in Arlington, Virginia, next to Arlington National Cemetery. It reads: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue," a tribute by Admiral Chester Nimitz to the fighting men on Iwo Jima. The monument was designed by Felix de Wledon and is based on an iconic Associated Press photo called the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. It was dedicated in 1954.
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