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Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa

June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FREE with $1 Museum admission


Join us for a special commemoration marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.

Explore the significance of these two historic battles between the United States and Japan in World War II with a special, limited display that respectfully highlights the tactics, weapons, and armies through:

  • Artifacts
  • Maps and videos
  • and more!

Come learn how the U.S. strategically orchestrated the Battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, which came to be called the “typhoon of steel,” deploying what was at the time considered the best plan for the U.S. to invade Japan. These fierce conflicts resulted in catastrophic losses, not only for the U.S. military and Japanese Imperial Army, but also for Okinawan civilians.

Details

Date:
June 6
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://www.marinersmuseum.org