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Re-enactment of Iwo Jima flag raising sparks controversy among Marine veterans

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They came together for a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, but to those who served, the display of patriotism is missing the mark of what it truly means to make the ultimate sacrifice.

More men were killed at Iwo Jima than any other battle fought. That iconic day in 1945, when 6 raised the flag on Iwo Jima.

A body-building team wanted to honor men who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima, and did it in their own way. “It touched a lot of people’s hearts, a lot of thank you’s,” says Alexander Ursing.

But Marine vet Nicolas Jenson says, “It’s not so much that they are doing something wrong, it’s more so having the understanding of what it takes to actually do it and portay it correctly.”

“I didn’t mean anything disrespectful — my full support is for the men and women that fight for us,” says Ursing.

Most feedback however, has been overwhelmingly positive.

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