Happy Birthday, USMC!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, Marine Corps!
Happy Birthday to you.

November 10th is the official birthday of the US Marine Corps. Two hundred and twenty nine years later, they're still a jewel in the array of our armed forces -- some of the toughest, best, and most honorable men and women on earth.

While I was safely at home, tucking my daughter into bed last night, I thought of all our soldiers, sailors, and Marines out there, fighting, bleeding, and dying for my freedom, and that of my child. You are the men and women who make it so she sleeps securely at night, surrounded by people who love her. Thank you, and Semper Fi.


From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.

Our Flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job, the United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve.
In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven's scenes,
they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

posted by Linda on November 10, 2004 04:30 PM

No offense to our dear Marines, but I now have that song stuck in my noggin... aaaarrrrrrrggg!!!

Posted by: ethne at November 10, 2004 07:08 PM

A ha! You are truly my minion, proving once more my supreme powers of thought control!

Yours very truly, etc...

High Magistra of the VRWC


Posted by: Linda at November 10, 2004 07:25 PM

Yes, but did you hear me curse your name? ;)

--Your loyal and (cough cough cough) obedient servant.

Posted by: ethne at November 10, 2004 07:32 PM