Today is the anniversary of the birth of my Corps!
For 232 years, United States Marines have been kicking ass at the behest of our government, and nobody, I mean nobody does it better!
Whether is is taking artillery from the British garrison, at New Providence, In the Bahamas, or duking it out with the Chinese communists in Korea. From Belleu Wood, France, to the storming of Koh Tang Island. Yes, indeed, from the Halls of Montezuma (in Mexico) to the Shores of Tripoli (modern Libya), your United States Marines have stood ready to fight, any time and in ANY place, because we're that good!
On this day above all others, I am guilty of the sin of pride. Totally guilty and without shame, because being part of the Corps is so much a part of me that the two cannot be separated.
I will live forever. Not because I have a secret potion or special genes, but because I am connected to every Marine that ever lived, or will ever live.
Happy Birthday, Marines!