50th Anniversary Commemoration of Iwo Jima

A ceremony was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the battle at Iwo Jima. On February 19, 1945, U.S. forces… read more

A ceremony was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the battle at Iwo Jima. On February 19, 1945, U.S. forces began a 36-day battle for Japanese held Iwo Jima, an 8-square mile Pacific island. The battle resulted in about 26,000 U.S. casualties. About 19,000 Japanese soldiers were killed. President Clinton paid tribute to those Americans who served at Iwo Jima, citing their uncommon valor and courage. "The men and women of Iwo Jima will forever stir our hearts, spur our conscience, and summon us to action," he said. "With our eyes closed, we can all still see the flag rising atop the hill". He was joined by four Medal of Honor recipients in laying a wreath. The ceremony included colors, a fly-over, and remarks from veterans of the battle.

This 50th anniversary ceremony took place at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, in Arlington, Virginia. close

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Program ID:
63428-1
Category:
White House Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 19, 1995
Last Aired:
Feb 21, 2011

Airing Details

  • Feb 19, 1995 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 1995 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 20, 1995 | 3:17am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 2011 | 9:11am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2011 | 4:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2011 | 5:11am EST | C-SPAN 3
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