Letter from President Franklin Roosevelt to Corporal Harlon H. Block

(letter located in the MMA Museum & Gift Shop, near the site)

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In Grateful Memory of Harlon Henry Block

United States Marine Corps

Who Died In The Service of His Country

At Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 1 March 1945


He Stands In The Unbroken Line of Patriots Who Have Dared To Die That Freedom Might Live, And Grow, and Increase Its Blessings. Freedom Lives, and Through It He Lives - In a Way Humbles The Undertakings of Most Men.


Franklin Roosevelt

President of The United States of America