Marines Plan Artillery Salute at Pendleton Saturday on Iwo Jima Anniversary

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Camp Pendleton artillery units are scheduled to fire a ceremonial 21-gun salute at the Pacific Views Event Center between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Saturday as part of a ceremony commemorating the landings on Iwo Jima during World War II.

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The Center is located at the Southwestern part of base, near Interstate 5 and the base’s Main Gate.

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away.

The Battle of Iwo Jima took place between Feb. 19 and March 26, 1945. More than 6,800 Marines and sailors were killed during the fighting. The famous flag raising on Mt. Suribachi took place during the battle.

For future inquiries regarding increased noise levels, nearby residents can check the weekly noise advisories posted on the Camp Pendleton website.

— From a Camp Pendleton press release

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