Thursday, November 10, 2005

HAPPY 230TH BIRTHDAY USMC!!!

I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE USMC! 1775-2005, wow.

Here is a brief history of the Marine Corps:

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution, established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

I found this poem and thought it was great:


In 1775:
The Marines were given birth,wrought of spirit and steel
A Force that would shakethe earth. 230 yearsof blood, sweatand tears

Hardened this mighty force, that always stays its course. A sacred brotherhood of warriors. Their swords of freedom raised. Unfurl their scarlet colors
Attack withfury, fire and rage.

On land, air and sea lightening is the strike.
Thunder, the awesome roar. Hammering the enemy from desert sand to ocean shore. In the heat of battle Marines refuse to yield. Anchor and globe their shield. “Semper Fi” the call, This brotherhood of Warriors. “All for one and one for All.” So, when the storms of war descend and the call goes out to defend, Marines will fight until the end. For when Marines have landed, all Hell is abandoned.

In the raging battle, in the fiery blast, Marines hold fast. The fight furious, The courage glorious. Til victory is won, for the fallen and the tall “Victory for All.” When“Taps”are played, o’er Fallen warriors’ graves, the tattoo sings ~“All were brave.”

Their “ALL” is what they gave. The Fallen, they are not of earth. Their brave spirits have new birth. They have risen to the sky, now, lightening is Their fiery eyes and thunder. Their mighty cry.

The Tall, With every bugle call Their spirits are given “All.”
“Semper Fi,” the call“Victory for “ALL.” Within every fighting machine, is The SPIRIT OF THE MARINES.

How do we honor them? What do we say? To these valiant warriors On this Their birthday. Only one great tribute for this proud Corps, Standing tall for “ALL,” in uniforms of blues and greens “You are noble Warriors.”

“YOU ARE ~UNITED STATES MARINES.”

6 Comments:

At 2:26 PM , Blogger pappy said...

NICE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY USMC

 
At 2:45 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

Hoo Rah!

 
At 4:53 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Semper Fi!

 
At 9:43 PM , Blogger Full-Auto said...

Thanks everyone. It's great to see people remember our birthday. :) For us, it's a drunken holiday where we celebrate our love for our Corps and miss those of us who have fallen.

Semper Fi

Tim

 
At 11:16 PM , Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Great post. Happy Birthday and thanks to all of them.

 
At 12:27 AM , Blogger Tori said...

OMG, Tim is alive! We've missed you!! Thanks for your service....Semper Fi!

 

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