On November 10th, 1775:
The Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress.
Even then, there were “the Few and the Proud…”
236 years later, they’re still honoring us by demonstrating their Courage and Commitment to Duty and the United States, risking life and limb in hostile climes… to defend our FREEDOM.
It’s not easy to be a Marine;
Tt takes hard work and effort. It isn’t for everyone. Few have what it takes to become a member of one of the greatest military fighting forces on Earth.
It’s not a group or a club. It’s a brotherhood you fight to get into, paid for with an initiation borne of pain, test and trial. And it doesn’t stop there. Marine training is designed to push you to your very limits. It’s because only when you know where your boundaries “were”… that you begin to excel and surpass them.
Once you have achieved the status of one of the elite soldiers of the world you’ll know you’ve got what it takes to overcome any obstacle.
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference. The United States Marines don’t have that problem.” President Ronald Reagan, 1985
The Few, the Proud, the Faithful…
Please join me in wishing the United States Marine Corps a Happy 236th Birthday!
Semper Fi, guys and gals! You rock!
In fact… you ARE the ROCK.
G_d Bless all of you… each and every one.