Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal (Associated Press). In one of the most famous photographs from World War II, U.S. Marines raise the flag atop Mount Suribachi on the Pacific island of Iwo, Jima. The battle for the island was bloody and hard fought. This photograph, by photographer, Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press, was actually a reenactment of the raising of the flag after the battle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwo_Jima http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Rosenthal
The Big Tree, Rockport - The Texas Forest Service estimates the tree to be over 1,000 years old, other recent estimates place it nearer to 2,000 years old. Also known as Bishop Oak and Lamar Oak, the Big Tree is a charter member (#16) of the Live Oak Society, and has been the subject of one of Ripley's "Believe It or Not" cartoons. The Big Tree is possibly the oldest live oak. It possesses a circumference of over 35 feet, is more than 45 feet tall and has a crown spread of 90 feet.
From UM Wiki: Details: In January of 1997, eighteen-year-old college freshman Bryan Nisenfeld began his second semester studying architecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Bryan was quiet and had few friends, and he spent most of his time reading or listening to music by the water's edge under the Mt. Hope Bridge. The architecture program was tough and Bryan was very homesick at the time. On January 31, 1997, Bryan received a threatening phone call from a former…
Clarence Tinker ~ Major General Tinker was an airman of who lost his life during WWII while on a combat mission during the Japanese attack on Midway Island, June 7, 1942. Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma is named in his honor. Tinker was an enrolled member of the Osage Nation and the highest ranking native-American officer in the U. S. Army. He was the first American General killed in WWII. He received the Soldier's Medal in 1931 and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ― Emma Lazarus
December 7, 1941 - The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, commences at 7:55 AM, when the Imperial Japanese Navy launch a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base. The attack took the greatest amount of U.S. naval life in history - 1,177 sailors and marines. Pearl Harbor led to the entry of American troops into World War II.