U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the "Golden Swordsmen" of Patrol Squadron (VP) observe the memorial on Mount Suribachi on March 14, 2019. The memorial is to the flag raising during Battle of Iwo Jima on top of Mt. Suribachi. It includes a quote by Admiral Nimitz... "Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
The memorial inscription also includes... "Dedicated to those who fought here by the Island Command AGF. Erected by the 31st USNCB. Old Glory was raised on this site 23 February 1945 by members of the Second Battalion, 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division."
VP-47 is deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn