The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 12, 1982 (Passed Congress).
96 STAT. 1320 PUBLIC LAW 97-299—OCT. 12, 1982 Public Law 97-299 97th Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 12, 1982 To require the Secretary of the Interior to place a plaque at the United States Marine Corps War Memorial honoring Joseph Rosenthal, photographer of the scene de- [H.J. Res. 207] picted by the memorial. Whereas the photograph of the raising of the American flag by Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harland H. Block, Privates First Class Franklin R. Sousley, Rene A. Gagnon, and Ira Hayes, and Pharmacist's Mate Second Class John H. Bradley, during the battle for control of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945, has long been recognized as a most distinguished depiction of the courage and spirit of the United States armed services during the Second World War; Whereas such photograph served as the model for the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Statue, in Arlington, Virginia; and Whereas Joseph Rosenthal, the man who took such photograph, has represented the finest tradition of photographic journalism for the past fifty years: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Plaque United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- honoring Joseph tary of the Interior shall cause to be inscribed upon the United Rosenthal at United States States Marine Corps War Memorial, also known as the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Statue, in Arlington, Virginia, the name of Joseph Rosenthal of San War Memorial. Francisco, California, photographer of the raising of the American flag during the battle for control of Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945, whose photograph served as the model for the
PUBLIC LAW 97-299—OCT. 12, 1982 96 STAT. 1321 memorial, and the date of such photograph. The location and design Location and of such inscription shall be approved by the Secretary of the Interior <iesign. and by the Commission of Fine Arts, in consultation with appropri- ate representatives of the original donors of the memorial. The Donated funds. Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept donated funds for carrying out the purposes of this Act, and the United States shall be put to no expense in the placement of such inscription. Approved October 12, 1982. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 207: HOUSE REPORT No. 97-206 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORT No. 97-559 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 127 (1981): Aug. 4, considered and passed House. Vol. 128 (1982): Sept. 29, considered and passed Senate.