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Arizona and New Mexico were just added to the union bringing the total number of stars on the flag to 48. After a brief but intense firefight with the last Japanese defenders on Mt. Suribachi the original flag (an ensign from the USS Missoula measuring 28” x 54”) was raised. A larger flag followed shortly after (from the LST-779 measuring 56” x 96”) and is the one shown in the photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal.
For over 50 years Kronberg's Flags and Flagpoles has been serving the need for U.S., state, international, and custom flags to customers in Texas and throughout the globe. We manufacture flags and custom banners in-house, and maintain a large inventory of flags and flagpoles at our Houston facility.