Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy 235th Birthday!

          "Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."- Ronald Reagan

November 10, 1775. The United States Marine Corps was born in Tun Tavern Philadelphia. Every day since they have been the deadliest fighting force known to man. Before we even had a country, we had Marines.

       "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

July 23, 1999. A young man ran off a bus and stepped onto a set of yellow footprints at Parris Island, South Carolina. As he was being officially introduced to the island by an irate Drill Instructor, he realized his life would never be the same. I was that young man, and I would spend the next three months being molded into a United States Marine. It will forever be the best decision I ever made.

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I only served four years in my beloved Corps, but I will always be a Marine. On this day, the 235th Birthday of the USMC, join me in paying the much deserved respect to all Marines, past, present, and future. Semper Fidelis Devil Dogs, this Marine salutes you!

“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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