Iwo Jima

January 20, 2012
By travisrosswurm BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
travisrosswurm BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
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Here, the American military achieved a miracle.
During World War Two,
The American forces did the impossible:
Taking over the tiny, heavily fortified island
Which the Japanese would sacrifice their lives for.
American soldiers are standing the American Flag up
Atop the highest mountain on this island, Iwo Jima.
Six men are strenuously working,
Bringing the flag up the mountain
To plant it in the ground.
If you look up the pole to the flag that tops it off,
It is swaying in the wind violently
And its position shows its importance.
Blowing in the wind,
Way up in the air moves the flag
Representing the United States of America.
Its stars are the fifty states of the country,
The stripes resemble the birth of the country,
With the thirteen original colonies.
And now as the flag is raised in the air,
It means more than just the states,
Colonies and colors that it represents.
It represents how far a country has come,
The great things it has done,
What it is capable of doing,
And so much more.
This flag may represent millions of people,
Which live in a specific area,
Or just the colors of a country,
But underneath the surface it is much more.
It is an example for the world,
All of its countries, and all people,
And makes Americans proud to be who they are.

The author's comments:
based on a historical photograph

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