To those who did not come home.
Lest we forget.
To those honored dead who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for their fellow
countrymen, we dedicate
On thy grave the rain shall fall
from the eyes of a mighty nation!
– Thomas William Parsons
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth. . .
– Thomas Moore
"It is my earnest hope – indeed the hope of all mankind – that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world founded upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance, and justice."
– General Douglas MacArthur
Photo credits: Unless otherwise indicated, all photos on this site
are from the private collection of John C. Crews.
Certain photos are reproduced courtesy of the Franklin Roosevelt Library.
Official Army photos by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. are reproduced
from the original booklets and materials.
The photo of the "Marine Devil" ship is courtesy of Bruce T. Doll, www.imagesofvision.com.
All graphics, photographs, and text on this site are ©2020, David P. Crews, unless otherwise noted.
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