Iwo Jima Survivors Candlelight Ceremony Aug 14

UPDATE! : 3rd Annual VJ Day Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance POSTPONED until Saturday, August 20 (due to predicted thunderstorms).


National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument & Park Sunday, August 14, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

The Candlelight Ceremony of Remembrance will remember and honor the 100 men from Connecticut who died during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. The ceremony will also honor and remember those who survived the battle but who have since passed away. In addition, all Killed In Action (KIA), Missing In Action (MIA), and deceased veterans who served at any time in the armed forces,will be honored. The ceremony will include bagpipes, invocation, speakers, taps, rifle salute and the lighting of candles.

The Survivors wish to invite the public to attend this free event. You may participate by tolling a bell and calling the name of a deceased loved one who served anytime in the U. S. Military. Bring a photo of the service person you would like to remember and place it on the Wall of Honor.

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