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Iwo Jima Memorial

May seem a little strange to be putting the Iwo Jima Memorial in our Texas County Courthouse website – but this memorial is actually in Texas.  It’s in Harlingen Texas, on the grounds of the Marine Military Academy (near the Harlingen airport).  The actual artist who sculpted the memorial used this to cast the more famous statue located in Arlington Cemetery.  Not sure why this academy, but the sculptor did have a military background.  Maybe he lived in the area.  Not quite sure.  But it is as awesome as the one in Arlington – maybe even more so, considering it’s not overshadowed by anything around it here in Harlingen.


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