Dedicated to My Uncle Bill Miller

10 November 2020


"From the Halls of Montezuma"


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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"



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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."


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"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



"Please take a minute and Honor your Family Member "

World War II Memorial




"In Remembrance"

Our U. S. Marine from Marlborough, Massachusetts


LCPL   Michael Paul Minehan


KIA  2 June 1968 - Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

(3rd Battalion - 26th Marine Regiment - Mike Company)



Wounded Warrior Project  -  2020






Background Music: "Semper Fidelis"

Courtesy of:   Blue Max Distribution


United States Marine Band - Washington, DC

Iwo Jima Flag Raising Photos:   Iwo Jima Web Site


Listen to U.S. Marine Band  (696kb)   ..  "The Marines Hymn"


Philly in the 1940's  .. "My trip down Memory Lane"






Pvt. Helen Marie Melly

Woman Marine Boot Camp Graduation (March 1956)

MCRD - Parris Island, SC






Top 10 Marine Corps Web Sites



Grunt Web Award

Grunts Military Web Site Award .. February 2003



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Helen Marie Melly More


In addition .. please select any portion of the following  underlined   Chapters:


Civil War  - Pennsylvania Regiments

The Blue Uniform         My Family  ..   A Call to Arms          "Dear Mother" ...  1862 Letter             A Proper Burial

Roll of Honor ... Our Fallen Lads            The Drummer Boy           Medal of Honor - Sgt. Pursell  

104th PA Regiment        Battle of Fair Oaks         69th PA - Irish Brigade of Philadelphia

72nd PA - Sgt. George Leidy Hess

"The Gettysburg Address"

"Dear Mrs. Bixby" ... 1864 Letter - President Lincoln

From the Halls of Montezuma - U.S. Marine Corps

"Pledge of Allegiance"

My name is ... "Old Glory"

September 11, 2001  .. "Let's roll"

Vietnam  ..   "The Brotherhood"



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