Historic Flag Raising .. by United States Marines
World War II
Mt. Surabachi - Iwo Jima, Japan
Date: 23 February 1945
Time: (Upper Right Insert Flag - 54" x 28") 1020 Hours (10:20 a.m.)
Time: (Full Foreground Flag) 1320 Hours (1:20 p.m.)
Present Location of Both Flags
Preserved in Glass Case
U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center
Navy Yard - Washington, DC
"Iwo Jima Flag Raising Film Clip"
The Marines Hymn
"From the Halls of Montezuma .. to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles .. on the land as on the sea.
First to fight for right and freedom .. and to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title .. of United States Marines.
Our Flag's unfurled to every breeze .. from dawn to setting sun,
We have fought in every clime and place .. where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off Northern lands .. and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job .. the United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to Our Corps .. which we are proud to serve,
In many a strife we've fought for life .. and never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy .. ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded .. by United States Marines."
"1st Marine Division"
William John Miller
Corporal - United States Marine Corps
1st Marine Division
WWII - Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Peleliu, Pavuvu (1942 - 1945)
Born: 7 October 1921 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Passed: 20 July 1997 (Somerville, Florida)
Buried: Veterans Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
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KIA 2 June 1968 - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
(3rd Battalion - 26th Marine Regiment - Mike Company)
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Background Music: "Semper Fidelis"
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