Today is the Marine Corps Birthday. OOORAH!

Nov 10 2016, 6:00 am in ,

On November 10th 1775, in Philadelphia, the Continental Marines were first charged with fighting on the land and the sea.

Happy 241st Birthday to the men and women who are serving and have served in the United States Marine Corps.

 

The Marine Corps emblem is the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.

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The eagle with spread wings represents our proud nation. The globe points to worldwide presence. The anchor stands for naval tradition. Together, they represent a dedication to service in the air, on land and at sea.

Some Marines will tell you they stole the eagle from the Air Force and the rope from the Navy. On the seventh day while God was resting they over ran his parameter, stole the globe, and have been running the show ever since.

Much has been said about the Corps. Some I can’t repeat.  Here are a few I can.

Some people live an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference in the world, Marines don’t have that problem.” ~ President Ronald Regan

“I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!” ~ General Douglas MacArthur, US Army

“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

“It’s a funny thing, but, as years go by, I think you appreciate more and more what a great thing it was to be a United States Marine… People will tell me what a shame it was I had to go back into the service a second time, but I’m kinda glad I did. Besides, I am a U.S. Marine and I’ll be one till I die.” ~Ted Williams

“Freedom is not free, but don’t worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.”   ~ Ned Dolan

SEMPER FI

And thank you Marines

 

Famous Devil Dogs are John Glenn, Bea Author, Drew Carey, Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Harvey Keitel, and George C Scott.

Please tell us the name of your favorite Marine in comments.

 

 

   

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