Today we went to the Iwo Jima memorial. I love this monument and surrounding park. In all the pictures you see of this monument you really don't get the scale of this thing. It's huge!
I love the detail in this sculpture. Even the firearms depicted are to scale and have excellent detail.
The M1 Carbines are beautifully rendered and are even part of the reason the action and movement is so well captured. Slung perfectly on the soldiers backs as they raise the flag.
--And make sure, the next time you see a soldier in uniform, thank them for their service.