The 69th Anniversary Commemoration of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising at the Matthew B. Juan and Ira H. Hayes Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, Ariz. on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Every year, the parade continues to grow. Photos by Lucas Carter / The American Legion
Legionnaires gather in Springfield, Ill., to celebrate the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb. The yearly event celebrates the life of the 16th president of the United States with a tour of the Abraham Lincoln Museum and wreath-laying ceremonies. Photos by Lucas Carter / The American Legion.
The Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, Ariz., is filled with honor & remembrance, including two life-sized bronze statues of Ira H. Hayes and Mathew B. Juan. Pictured in a few of the photographs is Army veteran and lifetime Legionnaire Oscar Urrea of American Legion Post No. 84, named after Hayes. Photos by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The 31st Annual “In the Footsteps of the 82nd Airborne Division” march in late February traced a route traversed by members of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the Independent 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion in early 1945.