This Day in History: US Flag Raised on Iwo Jima
February 23, 1945. After taking the crest of Mount Suribachi, U.S. Marines raised the U.S. flag to the cheers of American soldiers. Several hours later when a second and larger flag was raised, the moment was captured by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal. Of the three photos Rosenthal took, one would win the Pulitzer Prize and become the most reproduced photo in history.