IWO JIMA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTUE

71st Anniversary Battle of Iwo Jima
Reunion and Historical Symposium
18 - 21 February, 2016 - Washington, DC
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Reunion and Historical Symposium BROCHURE & REGISTRATION form.


Reunion of Honor Tour
14 - 21 March, 2016 - Guam and Iwo Jima

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Dear Iwo Jima veterans, families and friends:

In March 2002, the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, General “Jim” Jones, USMC was so impressed by the solemn feeling of warrior brotherhood expressed by the American and Japanese survivors on Iwo Jima that he decreed the Joint Reunion of Honor would become an annu-al event.

In March 2005, General "Mike" Hagee, USMC, 33rd Commandant, flew all night from Washington, DC to be with the veterans and their families on the anniversary.

In March 2010, the 34th Commandant, General “Jim” Conway, USMC, joined us for the 65th Anniversary, General “Jim” Amos, USMC the 35th Commandant attended in March 2014 and last March the 36th Comman-dant General “Joe” Dunford, USMC joined IJAA on Iwo for the historic 70th Anniversary in 2015 again strengthening the importance of this event for Marines of all eras. Since space is restricted on this “Reunion of Honor”, (because we have to charter a civilian jet aircraft from Guam to Iwo Jima), you are STRONGLY encouraged to get your registration in the mail just as soon as possible. You can change your mind later. How-ever, once the seats are gone, they're gone!

We personally look forward to seeing all of you on the "Black Sands" in March 2016. You will NEVER forget the feeling of awe when the plane sets down on Motoyama Airfield #2, on Iwo Jima. It is an indescribable experience!

Sincere fraternal regards,

L.F. “Larry” Snowden
LtGen USMC (Ret)
Chairman—Emeritus
H.C. “Hank” Stackpole
LtGen USMC (Ret)
Chairman
N.H. “Norm” Smith
LtGen USMC (Ret)
President

IMPORTANT NOTE: More and more sons and daughters, as well as other relatives and friends of Iwo Jima veterans, are joining our ranks. We want you to know that you are MOST WELCOME!