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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "The Battle of Iwo Jima: Commemorating Its Seventy-Fifth Anniversary" - Wednesday, February 19th, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "The Battle of Iwo Jima: Commemorating Its Seventy-Fifth Anniversary" - Wednesday, February 19th, 1:00 pm ET

    Posted 02-12-2020 15:51
    Hi Everyone -

    Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "The Battle of Iwo Jima: Commemorating Its Seventy-Fifth Anniversary" on Wednesday, February 19th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's Rachel Carson Room.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima was an epic military campaign between United States Marines and the Japanese Army during the closing stages of World War II. Located 750 miles off the coast of Japan, Iwo Jima had three airfields that could serve as a staging facility for a potential invasion of mainland Japan. American forces attacked the island on February 19, 1945, triggering a five-week battle that resulted in a hard-won victory for the United States. In some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, it's believed that all but 200 or so of the 21,000 Japanese forces on the island were killed, as were almost 7,000 Marines. An iconic photograph showing the Marines raising the flag atop Mount Suribachi shortly into the battle immediately fueled a war bond campaign that raised millions of dollars to help complete the war effort. In 1954, the photo became the model used for a new memorial to the Marine Corps in Arlington, Virginia.

    Please join Park Ranger Paul O'Brian as we remember the Battle of Iwo Jima and commemorate its 75th anniversary. Learn why this military campaign retains a great deal of significance even today, decades after the fighting ceased.

    To register for this program, please go to the following link:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=urWTBhhLe02TQfMvQApUlFEdn8G3vZVKlnYWFjYkWjhUOEZJWjBYQVlSNjBTOEk3RTJBOVcyTE1DUi4u

    Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this program. If you are interested in remote live access to this program, please note it on the online registration form.

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form. Please list the title of the program on the subject line and let us know if you wish to receive webinar access information.

    The Rachel Carson Room is located in the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, adjacent to the cafeteria. The Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building is located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program and/or directions. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.

    We hope you can join us in person or virtually on February 19th!

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    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    E-Mail: George_Franchois@ios.doi.gov
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
    Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
    OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas
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