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    Posted February 15, 2014 by
    Quantico, Virginia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather 2014

    Marine sculpt flag raising on Iwo Jima


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Angie McCrary photographed this life-size snow sculpture of troops raising a flag at Iwo Jima in Triangle, Virginia, on February 14. The frozen rendition was created by two Marines, Tim Lewis and Derek Reynolds, for the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC). McCrary, who volunteers with NMMC, came across the sculpture while attending a ceremony at the museum. 'I was amazed at the magnitude of the sculpture and detail that the Marines had put into it,' she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    February 14, 2014 -- Tim Lewis and Derek Reynolds, US Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico, sculpted in snow in front of the National Museum of the Marine Corps the flag raising on Iwo Jima. It took them two days to complete the project.

    They finished just in time as Iwo Jima Veterans and their family members arrived to visit the Museum to commemorate the 69th Anniversary of the Battle of the Iwo Jima.

    The photo has gone viral on the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Facebook page: www.facebook.com/usmcmuseum.
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