Battle of Iwo Jima Anniversary


Today, February 23, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in Marine Corps history and in all of World War 2 -- The American flag being raised over Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Today, our EGA Shop Exclusive design featuring the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial is on sale today. Wear this design to show your support for your Marine and the Marines of the past. Click here to see all products.

Longsleeve T-shirts   |   Microfiber T-shirts   |   Unisex T-shirts

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This garden flag features a design from a vintage World War II Poster reading "Now All Together!" with the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising image. This garden flag is made in the USA and is a great way to commemorate this event in Marine Corps history.

This design is also available on other products such as sun catchers, cellphone covers, and more.'s Warrior Support Team, Inc. believes that the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of ensuring that the brave men and women who have borne arms for our country are cared for and supported in an adequate manner upon their return to America and reintegration into civilian society. With that in mind, our Warrior Support Team™ strives to provide resources, support, fellowship, and social events to wounded, ill, and injured troops and veterans, including those living with combat operational stress and/or post-traumatic stress, as well as to provide resources and support to caregivers and family members.


The Warrior Support Team (WST) began several years ago as Purple Heart Hero Support™ and has expanded its focus. The WST program, run jointly by staff in our headquarters in Columbia, Missouri, and on-site volunteers, and funded by generous support from foundations, corporations, and individual donors, provides support and services to wounded, ill, and injured military service members and their family members. Visit to learn more.

When you shop, you support:
Marine Parents™ | Recruit Parents™ | What's After Boot™ | Care Package Project™ | Warrior Support Team™ 
Operation PAL™ | After the Corps™ | Gold Star Family Support™ | Luminary Initiative™ | Team Marine Parents™ 

Place to Connect & Share®

, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity, founded on January 21, 2003, to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and to create opportunities for individuals to support our troops. In over 12 years of service, Marine Parents has made a huge impact in support of Marines, military personnel, and their family members.

Marine family members are encouraged to support one another through activities and networking provided by the organization and guided by trained volunteers. Outreach to injured troops is volunteer-centered with in-person contact. Additional troop-support centered programs are designed to actively engage individuals and communities across the United States while maintaining the privacy of military personnel. All services are offered free to family members, Marines, and military personnel.

In 12 years of service, has:
  • Invested over $6 million delivering direct support to Marines, their families and other military personnel.
  • Provided information and a Place to Connect & Share® to more than 311,000 family members through a network of communities and educational websites.
  • Collected materials and shipped over 39,000 care packages to Marines and military personnel in combat zones.
  • Involved thousands of Americans in sending over 93,000 cards and letters to injured troops.
  • Served over 40,000 meals to injured troops and their families at military medical facilities on the east and west coasts.
  • Planned and carried out recreational events for hundreds of injured troops and their families.
  • Delivered materials and resources to aid in the recovery process to hundreds of family members of injured troops.
  • Provided support and networking to hundreds of Gold Star families.
Tracy Della Vecchia, Founder and Executive Director, leads the operations from the corporate office in Columbia, Missouri with staff, volunteers, and a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to the moderated, OPSEC-compliant social media groups, chat rooms, and informative websites, several outreach programs to support Marines and families before, during and after the Marine Corps are provided by the organization. Funding for the programs is through donations, grants, fundraising and EGA Shop sales. In 2009, the 15-item online store began expansion, eventually becoming the EGA Shop. In 2010, the production facility was established on-site to design and develop custom product, dramatically boosting sales and providing additional funding for the outreach programs. The organization is an official Marine Corps Trademark licensee.

Statistics updated January, 2015.