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The 2012 Iwo Jima Survivors Victory Ride will begin and end at the American Legion Post 45 in Meriden
Connecticut.  Before the ride begins, there will be a ceremony in which a 48-star flag will be raised.  Riders will go to
the National Iwo Jima Memorial for a ceremony then ride back to the American Legion for cookout, entertainment,
raffles and fun.  The American Legion Hall is located at 835 Hanover Road, Meriden, CT.  Click
HERE for directions.  
If you are unable to attend, donations are gratefully accepted.

Please make check payable to “Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, Inc."  Attn: Victory Ride
Mail to: P. O. Box 310516.  Newington, CT  06131.  

Donations are tax-deductible.
The Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) EIN # 06-1456683.  
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Registration 9 - 11 a.m.         Opening Ceremony 10:30 a.m.
The Iwo Jima Survivors bravely served our country during World War II.  Now they need your help.  The National Iwo
Jima Memorial Monument and Park was built by the Survivors of the Battle of Iwo Jima.  It was unveiled and
dedicated on February 23, 1995, the 50th Anniversary of the historic flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi.  The monument
remembers those 6,821 American servicemen who lost thier lives while fighting on Iwo Jima. The front panel lists the
names of the 100 men from Connecticut that were killed in action during the battle.  The park contains an Eternal
Flames which burns 24 hours a day in memory of all those who fought in World War II.   The park also includes
memorials to the Chaplains and Medical Corpsmen.

The Iwo Jima Survivors Association, Inc. and the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation Inc. need to raise funds
to maintain and care for the park.  The Iwo Jima Memorial Monument and Park is not presently owned or operated
by the State or other governmental agency.   It is privately owned by these organizations and maintenance costs
must be raised in order to keep the park operating.  Currently, the costs to maintain and run the park FAR EXCEED
incoming donations and funds on hand.
Download Victory Ride flier here
View photos from the 2011 Victory Ride.  
Courtesy of Dexter Balyeat of
John Haymond Law Firm
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Meriden, CT
Post 45