1.) Do you think James Bradley sees the six men as heroes because of the photograph? Explain.
2.) How important is the role that mothers played throughout the book? Justify your answer.
3.) The media was shown to have played an important role in Ira Hayes’ downfall. Do you think that the media still continues to do that to prominent people up until the present? Why or why not?
4.) If the story was set in the present instead of World War II, do you think the flag raisers would have acted differently about being called heroes? Explain.
5.) If you were one of the flag raisers, would you see yourself as a hero? How would you present yourself to the public and explain to them about your decision?