About Andrew Fortunato
Articles by Andrew Fortunato
While my family and I celebrated Independence Day earlier this month, it was honestly difficult for me to enjoy the holiday, watch fireworks and do the normal things we all do. As a veteran, it’s very clear to me that the independence and freedoms American citizens enjoy are ensured by our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Marines who protect them.
There’s arguably no more famous American military photo than the one commemorating The Flag Raising at Iwo Jima. Joe Rosenthal’s image is iconic. It has become a symbol of the spirit of the United States Marine Corps – maybe even the spirit of America.