What's below the turtle shell?
The turtle is the mascot of the Logos Group. It was originally created just for the fun of it before it went on to become the company's very symbol. We then decided to create a series of iconic commemorative turtles that eventually caught up and became a fixture, not to mention a great way to bolster the corporate image. ... read more
In our line of work we rarely meet our collaborators in person so we decided to share the commemorative turtles with them in order to make them feel part of an extended community and also as a reminder of the historic events depicted in each installment.
In this way, we seek to strengthen our partnerships, which is a key aspect of our business.
Log on to http://www.logos.net/turtles/ for a full up-to-date turtle archive sorted by category or by celebrated date.
23rd February 1945
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a United States Navy corpsman raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
The photograph was extremely popular, being reprinted in thousands of publications. Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and came to be regarded in the United States as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war, and possibly the most reproduced photograph of all time. Three Marines depicted in the photograph, Harlon Block, Franklin Sousley, and Michael Strank, were killed in action over the next few days. The three surviving flag-raisers were Marines Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, and sailor John Bradley. The latter three became celebrities after their identifications in the photograph.