Happy 232nd Birthday

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    Today is the Marine Corps Birthday.

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    A Big THANK YOU! To the Marines and all our vets and those now serving!
     
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    Yes, my law firm ensures everyone knows about this (it's got a lot of Marines on duty). We have a cake.

    God bless the Leathernecks.

    I didn't even finish Boy Scouts.
     
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    General Lejeune's Birthday Message

    On November 1st. 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the Birthday of the Corps. Since the day, Marines have continued to distinguish themselves on many battlefields and foreign shores, in war and peace. On this Birthday of the Corps, therefore, in compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, Article 38 United States Marine Corps Manual, Edition of 1921, is published as follows:

    "On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousands of men have borne that name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

    The record of our Corps is one which bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argome, Marines have won foremost honors in war and in the long era of tranquility at home generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas so that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

    In every battle and skirmish since the Birth of the Corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

    This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation and has long been the distinguishing mark of Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the me of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps."
     
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    Happy Birthday :))
     
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    HB all you jarheads out there!
     
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    My favorite Marine image is that of another of my childhood heroes, Jimmy Matingly, steping down off the train, returning from basic in long sleeve gabardine, tie tucked in and in garrison cap. He was about 6'-2", 160 # and he was 18, I was 8.

    Happy Birthday, Jars.

    LB
     
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    Marine's Marine ... HARDcore ...

     
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    LOL...nice dig but I would remind you that the Marines are a part of the NAVY so they do have a football team...you guys just wont admit it!
     

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