A still from the 1969 movie, 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' is seen. Cartoonist Charles Schulz's long-running comic strip 'Peanuts' began its run in 1950 and continued until 2000. Newscom
American kids aren't the only ones who love Charlie Brown, Snoopy and their gang of friends. Kids all over the world get a kick out of the famous beagle and his pint-sized pals. Seen here, Snoopy the dog draws a picture of his pal Woodstock the bird. Newscom
A Snoopy balloon is seen at the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on New York's Upper West Side. Newscom
A still from the classic TV special, 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is seen. SHNS/Newscom
A fashion model at the Snoopy Fashion Show in NYC walks the runway in a Charlie Brown-inspired dress. Elizabeth Sullivan/Splash News/Newscom
A Charlie Brown and Snoppy statue, Memorial to Charles Schulz, is seen at Railroad Square, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Newscom
Schulz is seen at work on a comic strip in this 1985 photo. Newscom
Mast man Mike Carr, part of the ground crew for the MetLife blimp, gets ready to pull the pin on the helium-filled, lighter-than-air airship at the Bakersfield Municipal Airport in California. Zuma/Newscom
An older visitor sits in front of a poster depicting Peanuts comics characters Woodstock and Snoopy during the opening of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. Newscom/File
A still from 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' is seen. Newscom
The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, is home to this giant 17-by-22-foot ceramic work by Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani. He arranged some 3,588 tiles to recreate the classic scene of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. Bill Daley/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Newscom
Seventy years ago, AP's Joe Rosenthal took the now iconic photo of US Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima. The Christian Science Monitor reported why the tiny island played such a huge role in the war's Pacific theater.
ByJoseph C. Harsch, Staff writer
This article originally ran in The Christian Science Monitor on Feb. 23, 1945, on the same day when Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took the now iconic photo of US Marines raising the nation's flag on the island of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Ocean. The Monitor's Joseph C. Harsch explained at the time why Iwo Jima played such an important role in the US campaign in the Pacific during World War II.