Mpls theater honors vets on Iwo Jima anniversary
Minneapolis (AP) — Minnesota veterans who fought at Iwo Jima will share their stories at a screening of the Clint Eastwood film "Flag of Our Fathers" at a south Minneapolis theater this weekend.
Parkway Theater owner Joe Minjares is trying to preserve the memories of Minnesotans who fought in major World War II battles, using movies about turning points in the war.
The Parkway will screen "Flag of Our Fathers" Friday through Sunday. Eastwood's 2006 movie explores the lives of the six men who raised the U.S. flag over Iwo Jima, a moment captured in the famous photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.
Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the start of ground fighting at Iwo Jima.
Admission to the screenings is free for veterans, seniors and children under 18.
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