Saturday, August 26, 2006

Mass On Iwo Jima
The photo on Suribachi that most of us never saw

Sure, we're all familiar with the photo of the Marines (and a Navy Corpsman) raising the flag on Suribachi. But how many have even heard of the Mass that was celebrated atop the “Island of Death”? I didn't until I read this article.

This is a must read for anyone who loves their Faith, their country, or in the case of some of you, their Corps.

Oh, and speaking of things I didn't know... I never knew that Joe Rosenthal was a convert. Requiescat in Pace, Joe.

I'm sure that Joe Rosenthal can now attest that the last verse in the Marines Hymn is, in fact, true.

If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines!

1 Comments:

Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

WHAT?!?!?!? You mean those pre-Vat II priests (that are now called "traditional") tended their flocks by saying Mass in a hot combat zone..AND... they wore an alb, cincture, maniple, and chasuble (not just some tie-dyed stole) while they offered it????
Unbelievable!!

9:24 AM  

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