Iwo Jima monument in dire need of a rescue mission

A nonprofit "friends" group has formed to work with the National Park Service and Marine Corps representatives to raise funds to improve the Iwo Jima monument.

The hands holding up the American flag are worn. Members of the Marine Corps War Memorial Foundation are trying to raise money to make improvements to the monument, which was dedicated in 1954. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

The hands holding up the American flag are worn. Members of the Marine Corps War Memorial Foundation are trying to raise money to make improvements to the monument, which was dedicated in 1954. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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