Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps

USMC Memorial

Marine Corps War Memorial. Photo taken Memorial Day weekend 2011. (R. Milla)

Yesterday, the United States Marine Corps celebrated its 238th birthday.

On this Veterans Day, I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to my father and all those tough leathernecks who have served and are currently serving. The Marine Corps helped shape my father into a great man and I am eternally grateful and proud to be the son of a Marine.

Eleanor Roosevelt summed it up best:

“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, 1945, Quantico, VA

Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis!