“Freedom isn’t free, but the United States Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” – President Barack Obama
Once again we come to some of my favorite days of the year – The Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day. Some people love Christmas with its presents or Thanksgiving spending time with friends and family, but for me these two days, back to back, are my favorite (Ok, the 4th of July is right up there as well) . These days are often overlooked but some of the most important in shaping the history of our Country.
Since the Marine Corps humble beginning in Tun Tavern, to the Halls of Montezuma, the Shores of Tripoli, the sands of the South Pacific, the frozen landscape of the Korean Peninsula, the steamy jungles of Vietnam, scorching deserts of Iraq, and the imposing mountains of Afghanistan we have “fought our countries battles” and brought honor to our Corps.
The inserted video below is this years official Marine Corps Birthday Message – it pays special homage to those that came before us and served with honor and distinction in the Korean War. It is definitely worth the few minutes it takes to watch. Finally to all of my fellow warrior Brothers and Sisters of the Corps I say, have a safe and happy birthday. Semper Fidelis!