News Briefs Feb. 20, 2014

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:34 PM.

Health department to celebrate today

You are cordially invited to celebrate 125 years of public health in Florida today by visiting a clinic near you.

The Florida Department of Health will host the celebration on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carrabelle Clinic, at 106 North Fifth Street , and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Apalachicola Clinic, at 139-12th Street .

For more information please contact Gina Moore, Department of Health in Franklin County 653-2111 Ext. 123

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ at museum Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10:15 a.m., “Flags of Our Fathers,” directed by Clint Eastwood, will be shown at the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum in Carrabelle. The plot focuses on seven United States Marines of the 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division - Sgt. Mike Strank, Pfc. Rene Gagnon, Pfc. Ira Hayes, Cpl. Harlon Block, Pfc. Franklin Sousley, Sgt. Hank Hansen, and Pfc. Ralph Ignatowski – as well as their Navy corpsman, PhM2 John “Doc” Bradley.

Eastwood was 14 when the Battle of Iwo Jima took place in 1945, old enough to know how Joe Rosenthal’s famous picture vouched for victory with the raising of the second flag atop Mt. Surabachi .

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