Picture of the Year - " Standing Guard ". Picture of the Year - " STANDING GUARD ". Expressed as a math equation, to conquer each one of Iwo Jima\'s eight square miles of volcanic slag, 3,255 American servicemen were killed or wounded.
Picture of the Year - "STANDING GUARD"
Expressed as a math equation, to conquer each one of Iwo Jima\'s eight square miles of volcanic slag, 3,255 American servicemen were killed or wounded.
The Japanese garrison on the island was utterly destroyed with a horrendous casualty rate of nearly 100%. US intelligence estimates placed a best guess at between 20,530 to 21,060 enemy defenders. Taken as a whole, more then 46,000 men died or were wounded during the 36 days of this indescribable battle.
There is no question that Iwo Jima was beyond human comprehension in terms of the slaughter. In fact, although the Japanese were ultimately defeated and the island fell into U.S. hands, more Americans became casualties than did their enemies.
6,327 American soldiers were killed.
19,270 were wounded.
494 were missing in action.
I watched the flag pass by one day.It fluttered in the breeze.A young Marine saluted it,and then he stood at ease.I looked at him in uniformSo young, so tall, so proud,He\'d stand out in any crowd.I thought how many men like himHad fallen through the years.How many died on foreign soil?How many mothers\' tears?How many pilots\' planes shot down?How many died at sea?How many foxholes were soldiers\' graves?No, freedom isn\'t free.
I heard the sound of TAPS one night,When everything was stillI listened to the bugler playAnd felt a sudden chill.I wondered just how many timesThat TAPS had meant "Amen,"When a flag had draped a coffinOf a brother or a friend.I thought of all the children,Of the mothers and the wives,Of fathers, sons and husbandsWith interrupted lives.I thought about a graveyardAt the bottom of the seaOf unmarked graves in Arlington.No, freedom isn\'t free.
The bottom portion of the Ark was covered with gold, the wood and the gold represented the humanity and deity of Jesus Christ.
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VICTORY OVER THE POWER OF SIN
Place of Death
Colossians 2:12 . . . having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Romans 6:3-7 . . .Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?4)Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
5) For if (1ST)we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection, 6) knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with [KATARGEO, rendered useless, ineffective], that we should no longer be slaves to sin; 7) for he who has died is freed from sin.