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Thomasville- You can see original military recruitment posters from the 40's as part of Thomasville's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima.

     The event starts at 7:00 PM Thursday at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium. There will also be a Marine Corps band, a special video presentation, and a ceremony to honor veterans.

     Major John Hinrichs lives in Thomasville. He was a Marine who fought in the battle. "Those are some of the things you forget about. You don't bring it up in your mind very often. But there are funny pieces that go on. Like walking up the hill and not realizing you're the target. It was something you wouldn't want to miss. But it's also something you wouldn't want to go through again," he says.

     The commemoration start tomorrow night at 7-o-clock. It's free, and everyone is invited to attend.

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