Lieutenant Charles J.
Schaefer, Commandant, inspects
Colonel E. M. Conquest, the first commandant - 1915.
John Marshall cadet corps' ranking alumnus, General W. A. Burress.
"From your ranks come the great captains who hold the Nation's destiny in their hands the moment the war tocsin sounds. The long gray line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words: duty, honor, country."
John Marshall High School Cadet color guard, Richmond, Virginia, 1950.
The John Marshall High School
Cadet Corps is shown marching out of the new John Marshall High School Athletic
and Drill Field at Richmond, Va., after its dedication on May 17, 1937. The
three-acre Physical Education plant was constructed under two WPA projects
sponsored by the School Board of the City of
John Marshall Cadets stand at
attention in 1946 as Winston Churchill and General Dwight Eisenhower pass
Cadets of John Marshall grouped about the memorial to students who were killed in the war to end war - WWI.
The names of
Duty, Honor, Country
Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.
"In their youth and strength, their love and loyalty, they gave all that mortality can give."
John Marshall's first cadet band, organized in 1918.
In the Spring of 1919,
John Marshall High School
Corp of Cadets parade in review during the inaugural of James H. Price, 1938,
Governor of Virginia, at the state capitol. They parade from