Iwo Jima Associations of both the US and Japan have informed us that the 75th Anniversary trip to Iwo Jima has been rescheduled to 2021. The decision was made weighing all factors. Until there is a better hold on the Covid-19 virus, both associations did not want to endanger the elderly veterans and family members from both countries. Additionally, the military bases on Okinawa that provide the support have had an extreme increases of cases. There will be a reevaluation after the first of 2021. Both associations will determine if we can use the scheduled date of late March. However, this date may slide based on the conditions. We ask for your patience, and updated information will be sent as we receive it. Let us all hope that there is a vaccine soon.
Thank you for your support of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima Gala Event. The dinner, music, history and most importantly — our vets — made this year’s event perfect. See photos here.
Welcome to the new Iwo Jima Association of America website.
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 service on Iwo Jima, jointly held with the Iwo Jima Association of Japan (IJAJ). The primary purpose of these symposia is to honor those veterans on both sides who sacrificed so much, to and educate the younger generations on the history of the battle in particular, and World War II in general.