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The academies ...

From the Halls of Montezuma,

To the shores of Tripoli

"Marine's Hymn" ~ Author Unknown ~ 19th Century

The Marines’ Hymn is the most recognizable military hymn and the oldest official song in the U.S. Armed Forces.

"Bancroft Hall - USNA"

Through the efforts of the Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, the Naval School was established without Congressional funding at a 10-acre Army post named Ft. Severn in Annapolis, Maryland, on October 10, 1845. Originally there were 50 midshipmen and 7 professors. The Naval School became the United States Naval Academy in 1850. In 1906, the first and second wings of Bancroft Hall were completed.

"In Their Memory"

A view of West Point Military Academy overlooking the scenic Hudson River in New York.

"Carrying Honor Forward"


Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA.

"Fourth of July at VMI"

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