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Veterans Memorial Park

This beautiful new memorial is dedicated to all veterans, but specifically to recognize the first flag-raising on Iwo Jima (February 23, 1945). The monument is still a work in progress, but the centerpiece, a large statue of Cpl. Charles W. Lindberg stands in the center. Chuck Lindberg was one of the four Marines to raise the first flag (the more well-known photo of the flag-raising depicts the second flag), and from 1952 until his death in 2007, he was a resident of Richfield. You can look at what the completed monument will look like by clicking here.

 

Veterans Memorial Park. Richfield, Minnesota.

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Taken on July 30, 2009