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
-Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945, Quantico, VA
Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis!