CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On Saturday, dozens of people filled the cafeteria of Veterans Memorial High School to recognize the rising of the flags at Iwo Jima.

Iwo Jima is an island in Japan, and was taken from the Japanese to utilize during World War II 74 years ago.

Once captured the U.S. Marines rose the American flag on the territory.

Guest Speaker, Colonel Bret Ritterby of the United States Marine Corps spoke at Saturday's anniversary ceremony.