Project: Build a spectacular Iwo Jima Flag Raising Memorial at Camp Pendleton, facing the Iwo Jima coordinates across the Pacific. Site it on a hillside viewable adjacent to the PVEC (aka SNCO Club), for Marines, and the public transversing I-5, and offshore, a permanent symbol of American courage and sacrifice.
Fentress Architects has previously designed and built the magnificent National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, VA. One of the most respected and honored US architects in the field of public buildings, Fentress has taken the vision of Iwo Jima Monument West, non-profit, and turned it into a proposal that will become the most significant symbol of the USMC on the Pacific coast.
Lit at night 24/7, the monument will shine like a beacon of freedom to all who see it, an icon of American history, and resonate with all who see it. The tantamount example of courage, it will stand for hundreds of years so that the legacy will never be forgotten!
Fentress presented his design at a national unveiling in front of 13 Iwo Jima veterans at “The Celebration of Courage” event, Newport Beach, CA sponsored by Iwo Jima Monument West, October 31, 2015. His remarks can be seen here by all Marines and Americans . Support building this magnificent tribute that displays American courage and determination. That is the USMC!!