Monday, November 10, 2008

Semper Fidelis

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

Today, November 10th, the United States Marine Corps celebrates the birth of the organization, founded in 1775 by the Continental Congress. Two hundred and thirty-three years of service.

Please join me in raising a toast to all the brave men and women of The United States Marine Corps. Those who serve, those who have served and those who have fallen in defense our great nation.

Thanks jarheads...now drop and give me twenty!

5 Comments:

Blogger Season said...

Did you really just post this? Amazing!

10/11/08 14:37  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Yeah, all military rivalry aside I still give my respect to all those who serve our country.

10/11/08 14:42  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Happy birthday, USMC. My dad was a Marine but I won’t hold that against the Corps.

I, myself, took a less strenuous, although highly satisfying, route: the U. S. Coast Guard. Spent some time on a search and rescue team. Ever see a body that’s been in the water for an extended period of time? Yeesch! Semper Paratus!

10/11/08 14:46  
Anonymous fidelio said...

One dark and stormy night there is this Marine driving from Parris Island and an Army Ranger driving from Hunter Army Airfield who get into a crash.

They hit each other head on and both cars go flying off in different directions.

The Ranger scrambles out of his car and looks at the wreckage. He says: "That was a close call!" "I’m lucky I wasn’t seriously injured."

Moments later the Marine manages to climb out of his car and surveys the damage. He looks at the twisted metal that was his car and says: "I can't believe I survived this wreck!"

The Marine walks over to the Ranger and says' "Hey man, I think this is a sign from God that we should put away our petty differences and live as friends instead of archrivals"

The Ranger thinks for a moment and says, "You know, you're absolutely right!” “We should be friends.”

The Ranger pops open his trunk and finds a full, unopened bottle of Jack Daniels.

He says to the Marine, "I think this is another sign from God that we should toast to our new found understanding and friendship"

The Marine replies, "You're damn right!" and he grabs the bottle and starts drinking down the whiskey. After putting away nearly half the bottle the Marine hands it back to the Ranger with a burp and a grimace and says, "Your turn!"

The Ranger twists the cap back on the bottle and says, "Nahh, I think I'll just wait for the cops to show up."

Happy Birthday Jarheads!

10/11/08 15:00  
Anonymous Sharp As A Marble said...

Great joke Fidelio!

From one very proud, thankful, blessed American.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

10/11/08 18:04  

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