Skip to comments.Semper Fi-- Marines celebrate 232nd year
Posted on 11/08/2007 11:59:12 AM PST by Iron Munro
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 ev'ry 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.
"I would do it again. I think I did more to help my country in the service than I ever would have done by myself. It was wonderful," Chris Ohlhues of Custer Park said in reflecting on her service in the U.S. Marines Corps during World War II at Parris Island in South Carolina.
Marines and others are invited to celebrate the 232nd birthday of the Corps from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday with cake and coffee at the Malcolm J. Mayo VFW Post 5422 at Baltimore and Third Street in Wilmington. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775.
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Here's to the old Corps and to the new Corps.
Oorah, Marines! I attended the 200th Anniversary Marine Ball when I was an Air Force brat in Caracas, Venezuela. Seems like only yesterday...
My son got his first assignment today the 2/5.
It was a young 195 when joined. Damn!
Semper Fidelis BUMP!
Aye, aye. The will float out sometime after Christmas for ME.
But it is Saturday November 10 not tomorrow.
Semper Fi, Marines...
Marine Air Support Squadron - 2
Glad to hear they’re not in Iraq anymore.
The movie “Full Metal Jacket” was based on experiences of people in Hotel Company, 2/5.
I was in Charlie 1/5 in 1967-1968.
We did some operations together, like Union, Swift and some others.
Good unit to begin his tour!
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Happy Birthday USMC! Semper Fi and a BTT.
MAG/MALS-31 400 Div. 6027. 1988-1994.
Semper Fidelis Birthday BUMP!
I’m a lifer in the Corps
I’m a lifer, so’s my wife, sir
Give me ten or 20 more
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