Original Iwo Jima vial of black volcanic sand (unique to Iwo). The background is authentic U.S. Marine camouflage from WWII. Access to Iwo Jima is now very limited making sand from this location almost impossible to find. These items came from a collection of relics obtained by a U.S. Marine who spent time on the island in the 1980’s and had the foresight to collect a few items and a jar of the unique sand. Iwo Jima is the most famous battle of the Pacific in WWII. It was the United States Marine’s finest hour in WWII. The most well known photo of the iconic flag raising was shot at Iwo Jima. The black sand of Iwo Jima became so infamous that the John Wayne film was named “Sands of Iwo Jima”. The relics offered here are 100% authentic from this important historic location. This display comes matted and framed in a Riker display. The mat color may vary. COA (Certificate of authenticity) from the museum is included. Very Limited Supply! Makes a perfect gift for your favorite Marine. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.