November 09, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Soldiers of the Sea

Tomorrow is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Two hundred thirty-three years of storied history have made the eagle, anchor, and globe a symbol of honor and bravery known throughout the world.

. . . Grant we pray,
to all Marines, both night and day;
The courage, honor, strength, and skill;
Their land protect, thy law fulfill.
Be Thou for evermore,
A shield to every peril to the Corps!

The Navy Hymn

. . . If the Army and the Navy,
Ever look on heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines!

The Marines Hymn

(I once heard an Army general say: "I have no idea what kind of government the United States will have four hundred years from now but I do know two institutions will survive: the Army National Guard and the United States Marine Corps.")

Posted by LMC at November 9, 2008 09:44 PM | TrackBack

Happy birthday!

And Thank You to all who served.

Posted by: rbj at November 10, 2008 10:08 AM