The U.S. Marine Corps will hold a tribute ceremony on Sept. 15 in San Francisco for photojournalist Joe Rosenthal, whose picture of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima in 1945 became a national icon. Rosenthal, who worked for AP and the Chronicle, died Aug. 21 at a nursing home in Novoto at age 94. In the 1995 photo at right by Doug Mills of AP, Rosenthal sits on a bench in front of the Marines memorial that was modeled after his famous photograph. The Digital Journalist reports that the Marines tribute will be held on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco. A memorial mass will be held on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. in St. Emydius church, also in San Francisco.

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