Traditions and Core Lore
The Marine Corps, more so than any other branch of America's military, values and embraces its history. Beginning in boot camp, every Marine is educated on the Corps' proud and storied past as they learn what it means to be part of such a prestigious organization. In the spirit of the value the Marine Corps places on its history, we wanted to give you, Marine families and supporters, an opportunity to embrace and learn about this part of Marine Corps legacy as well. In this piece, we take a further look at one of the defining chapters in Marine Corps history - The Battle of Iwo Jima.
Image Info: U.S. Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. perform during an Evening Parade at MBW, D.C., July 10, 2015. Gen Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for the July 10 Evening Parade, and the Guests of Honor were eight congressional Marines, to include Sen. Charles Roberts, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Michael Coffman, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Mike Bost, and Rep. Ruben Gallego.
—Marine Corps photo by Sgt Melissa Marnell.