Today is the most important day in a Marine’s life. It’s her birthday. The day the United States Marine Corps was founded in tavern in colonial America. On 10 November 1775 two battalions of Continental Marines were raised. And so began our illustrious history. From Chapultepec to Tripoli, Iwo Jima to Inchon, beach landings to trench warfare, Marines have done it all. As our hymn says “we have fought in every clime and place where we could take a gun.”
Today marks the 237th anniversary of the founding of the USMC. I may have hung up combat boots (man those were comfortable) and said good-bye to the Corps, but I will always remember my brothers and sisters who are still giving all they’ve got in defense of God, Corps and Country.
Semper Fidelis and Happy Birthday Marines.
I raise my glass to Dan and to Smedley, to Hathcock and to Chesty; to those who fought in trenches and those fighting in mountains; to the old breed and the new breed.
To us all
Semper Fi and OOOO – freaking – RAH
Sergeant of Marines