It feels right that at this time of the year, the week of the celebration of America’s Declaration of Independence, as a good time to honor WWII vet, Somerville’s Sgt. Henry Hansen.
It was he, along with others in his combat unit, who raised the first American flag on the mountain top at Iwo Jima, Feb 23, 1945. Unfortunately, within the week, on March 1st, Henry was killed in action.
Photos are of the Henry Hansen Park Memorial thats located on Medford Street in Somerville.