The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States

Author: Jim Sagona


Feb. 23rd is the 75th anniversary of the iconic flag raising on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima during the Pacific phase of World War Two. The 9/11 Memorial Committee will host a re-enactment of the flag raising at Noon, Sunday, Feb. 23rd on the grounds of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1340 Alder St.Students from West Scranton High School will read biographies of each of the six Marines who raised the flag in a photo captured by Joe Rosenthal when he worked for the Associate Press. The photo became a instant, iconic image of the American march toward victory in the Pacific.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the co-sponsoring organization, the Scranton Chapter of UNICO.
The event will open with an invocation,the national anthem sung by opera star Ann Marie Dupre and conclude with a benediction, a firing salute and taps.