Friday, 04 April, 2003
Iwo Jima Memorial
What you're looking at here is not a replica of the Iwo Jima Memorial that's in Washington D.C., but rather the mold that was used to make the original. The artist donated this to the Marine Military Academy back in 1981 or 1982. The school maintains it through donations. The Monument sits at the south edge of the MMA parade ground, with a memorial oak tree grove behind it. If you ever find yourself in the lower Rio Grande Valley, you should take a few hours and go visit the Memorial and the adjacent museum and gift shop. And if you have time, visit the school as well.