The Lakota Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded the National Defense Army JROTC bronze medal to cadet Jordon Finn of Auburn Mountainview High School. Hilda Meryhew, national defense chair of the NSDAR, right, presents the honor to Finn.
Meryhew explained how the U.S. flag was raised on Iwo Jima, Japan, and photographed under enemy fire on Feb. 23, 1945 during World War II. Annin Flag & Banner in Manhattan, N.Y., made the flag. The company made 350,000 flags a month during World War II.
Inspired by the photogrpah, the Marine Corps War Memorial was built and is in Washington, D. C.