The Iwo Jima Association of America (IJAA) is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the history of the Battle of Iwo Jima for future generations. Annually IJAA sponsors two educational and historical symposiums, in the Washington, DC locale and on the island of Guam. The symposium on Guam includes the "Reunion of Honor" memorial services on Iwo Jima, jointly held with the Iwo Jima Association of Japan (IJAJ). The primary purpose of these symposiums is to honor those on both sides who sacrificed so much by educating the younger generations on the history of the battle in particular, and World War II in general.
The administration and organization of IJAA has been costly in both time and resources. Consequently, we require an infusion of additional funds to establish our educational component. Annual member dues are insufficient to make this transition.
Throughout the year IJAA receives requests from our wonderful Iwo Jima Veterans who desire to return to that island on which they gave so much while some of their comrades paid the ultimate price for their counry. However, most of these aging warriors are on a fixed income and unable to provide the necessary funds. To assist in defraying those costs, IJAA has a number of fundraising efforts such as raffles and merchandise sales, but for the most part, must depend on the tax-free donations from our patriotic public and members. IJAA invites you to sponsor a Iwo Jima Veteran by a tax free donation to IJAA, a 501 ( C ) 3 Public Charity.
Please make a tax deductible donation to further the Iwo Jima Association of America. Your generous financial contribution will help ensure the name Iwo Jima will live forever in the annals of Military History!
[reprinted from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Yellin] Jerome "Jerry" Yellin (February 15, 1924 – December 21, 2017) was a former United States Army Air Forces fighter pilot, who flew the final combat mission of World War II in a North American P-51 Mustang against a military airfield near Tokyo on August 14, 1945 (August 15, 1945 local time in Tokyo). Captain Yellin's mission was executed five days after a U.S. Army Air Force Boeing B-29 Superfortress named Bockscar had...