Semper Fi

To all our Marine Corps readers, happy birthday!

“The Few, the Proud”: So says the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps, and so it is. The Marines are the smallest branch of the U.S. armed forces, but their reputation outmatches their size. Today, the marines celebrate their 235th anniversary, born before the country was in 1775.

“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 once said.

Thoughts and prayers with those overseas. Come home safe.

When I was young, my grandfather (who was in the Army Corps of Engineers), would sing the Marine hymn to us as a lullaby. I was about fifteen before I realized that other kids had songs about babies in trees or some such nonsense, or didn’t know about Montezuma.

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