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Semper Fidelis
Posted by: Dale Franks on Monday, November 10, 2008

MARINE CORPS ORDER No. 47 (Series 1921)
U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921

The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

Major General
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Written By: cfdyvzfse
In honor of my grandfather, who joined the Marines in 1918 and served in WWI (I still have his uniform… OMG, the wool … itchy scratchy… how did you march and fight in this, Papa?), I salute all Marines past and present.

This country owes an enormous debt of gratitude for all the sacrifices that cannot be paid in equal.

With humility and grace, I bow before thee. Whose honor, valiance, and strength I owe to thee everything I hold dear.

Written By: PogueMahone
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It’s funny, the more I think about it.

Whenever I have a hard day, when the bees are p!ssed, and I’m out there hauling around bee boxes heavy with honey and getting stung several dozen times, I finish the day in my truck cursing the painful stings and sore muscles from a hard days work, I pat myself on the back thinking what a hard-assed tough motherf*cker I am… I also from time to time think of both my grandfathers, one a WWI Marine, and the other a landing craft pilot in the Pacific during WWII…

And I laugh.

I would be honored and humbled to be half the man my grandfathers were, and their fellow brothers in arms.

You aint sh!t, Pogue. What a tough motherf*cker you are to crawl back to your import beer, satellite TV and your La-Z-Boy recliner.

This is the sh!t to put things into perspective.
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This is the sh!t to put things into perspective.
Indeed Pogue. Indeed.
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