Information About U.S. Marine Corps Hymn
The "U. S. Marine Corps Hymn" also known as "The Halls Of Montezuma" is the United States Marine Corps's official song and the oldest official United States military song. Despite its origin belonging to the 19th century the song's author remains unknown.
The hymn is usually sung when "attention" is required or as a mark of respect.
The lyrics to the "U. S. Marine Corps Hymn" make reference to the past glories of the fighting force. Some of the phrases used were popular before the lyrics were written.