To build a reduced size replica of the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial), 40% size, in the City of Racine, WI. The project Fundraising Launch effort will focus on the 75th Anniversary of the Flag Raising on February 23rd, 1945 to be celebrated in the year 2020. Estimated completion of the Monument would be 2022.
The Monument, placed in the beautiful and expansive Pritchard Park Complex in Racine, WI, will become a destination point for visitors in the Midwest, local school field trips, a ceremonial base for Veterans events and the Cornerstone for future Veterans Memorials.
The Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest (IJMM) Project will count on logistical and Project fundraising support from League Members, various local Veteran and public Civic groups, Business and local political officials and the media.
The Monument not only preserves the memory of the momentous occasion of the flag raising on Mt. Surabachi, but perpetuates the significance of the sacrifices made by thousands of Marines, Soldiers and Sailors, that paid the ultimate price to protect the freedom of the United States and the world.