With the 5th anniversary of “9.11 upon us, how ironic is the fact that the photographer of Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima just passed away at the age of 93. Because of instant awareness, 9.11 is ever embedded into our psychic. Times were different sixty-one years ago. It took days and days for the citizens of the United States to learn of the victory on this barren island. For those marines who were there that day, Joe Rosenthal’s epic photograph brought home the moment the flag waved over the island of Suribachi as the United States declared victory over their enemies in the Pacific Corridor of WWII. Today, we relive the moment 9.11 occurred. Where we were. Who we were with. The photograph, “Flag Raising at Ground Zero“, is remains available for your collection . Likewise, “Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima” by Joe Rosenthal is a photograph which has stood the test of time.