Wednesday, November 10, 2004

U.S. Marines Anniversary

Today is the 229th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps ! I want to take a moment to honor the Marines, particularly those who are now engaged in the Battle for Fallujah. Here is a good site to get in the mood to celebrate the Marines.
I also want to honor the memory of my father, who proudly served in the US Marines during WWII. He saw action on Iwo Jima, and some of my earliest memories of him were him going through is photo album with me from that time. Until his death earlier this year, the Marines were one of the most important parts of my father's life. When he died the local unit performed a very moving flag ceremony at his funeral. Once a Marine, Always a Marine. Semper Fi!

Happy Anniversary !
May You Always Be There To Protect America, and May We Always Honor You For Your Sacrifice....

U.S. Marine PFC (sometimes Sgt.) Frank Santy - World War II Posted by Hello

UPDATE: Thought I'd post the words to the Marine Corps Hymn (courtesy of Captain's Quarters):

From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.

Our Flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job, the United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve.
In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven's scenes,
they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

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