The whole memorial is 78 feet tall, and the guys are
like 16 feet tall. It was raining, and the camera flash made spooky
streaks of light on these pictures, but this was a really moving memorial to
visit. It's so out of the way for foot traffic that it took us a
nighttime bus tour to finally reach it.
The bus driver talked about how the artist used the
Pulitzer prize winning photo of these guys putting up the flag to create
this statue. An that two of the Marines, who survived, did actually
model for the statue.
Everyone else was on the bus waiting for us, but we
just had to get a shot from every angle.