U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan.

How the battle of Iwo Jima defined shared moments

In this video we cover the BAR and it’s role in the famous battle of Iwo Jima. Weighing in at 18 pounds, it was essential for men like Medal of Honor Recipient Private Wilson Watson to take the island culminating in the most famous flag raising video in history. The Iwo Jima flag raising photo joined our nation together in a moment of triumph. Our partner Nixplay allows your family and loved ones to share in moments together. Check out their digital frame and keep your family connected.