The day of remembrance and celebration subsided Friday, but it wasn't the end of the two-day recognition event. Williams, Iwo Jima veterans, family and others gathered Feb. 17, 2018, at the Wellington Banquet Center for a final day of events, which included a fiery display of Williams' inflammatory job requirements during World War II and a ceremonial representation of an iconic scene on Mount Suribachi in March 1945.
Hershel "Woody" Williams, red coat, blasts a fireball with the assistance of a World War II reenactor at the Wellington Banquet Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, Feb. 17, 2018. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions durign the Battle of Iwo Jima, where he served as a flamethrower operator. He and others were honored during a two-day event at the Iwo Jima Survivors' Reunion.