A petition drive by Bay Area veterans asking a warship to be named after Rosenthal now has the attention of the Secretary of the Navy.
"It was truly a miracle that he got this picture at 1/400th of a second, carrying a camera that weighed at least 10-pounds, and that was big and bulky," said Vern Smith, a veteran.
There's also a tribute to that iconic moment on a hilltop in Crockett, just off I-80.
It was put there by an East Bay man as a tribute to his brother.
The Marines Corps is marking its 242nd anniversary Friday.
Click here to view the petition.