“The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” — Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D-MN)
Monday, February 23, 2015
70 Years Ago, D+4
On February 23rd, 1945, Joe Rosenthal took a picture you might have seen somewhere. It is only the 4th day, and while the outcome may no longer be in doubt, there are 30 days of combat operations to go. It looks like victory as they are raising the flag, but there's a long way to go. Three of the men in this picture will never see it.