Today is the Marine Corps birthday…hope it is a great one for all of our men and women in the Corps. God bless you for all of your sacrifices for us civilians. For those serving overseas we thank you and we appreciate you. To all of the Marines who serve here at home on U.S. soil…your sacrifice is also appreciated. May you have safety and well-being till you are stateside and home again with your family & loved ones!
Quite often on the news, all we hear about is those who dishonor the Corps or who choose to perpetrate violence outside of war. Those stories put a black mark on the minds of people who don’t have personal knowledge of the quality of most Marines. I want to acknowledge the fact that there are more men and women who serve the United States in good standing; than there are who fail to act honorably. Just by living their lives decently and serving when called upon to do so…they are heros. It takes courage & commitment to serve in the armed forces. They risk life and limb and deserve respect for what they give during their time in the military. We need to honor them and support them; not just at the holiday time…but, year round. Support their family members who sacrifice alot as well…by being seperated from their service person.
This week, several Marines made the news with their heroic actions by saving many people staying in a hotel when they discovered that the hotel was on fire. They immediately went into action and alerted the hotel guests to the fire and told them to evacuate. One Marine said…this is what we are trained to do…when there is danger we are trained to go in…not run away! The williness to serve, that the Corps instills in it’s personel, is nothing less than admirable. God bless each and every one. So, for those who are serving in the Corps today; or, those who have formerly served in the Corps…thank you. If you see a Marine today…tell them thank you for serving and wish them a Happy Birthday! Semper Fi