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    I know that there are a lot of Marines, and Veterans in general on this board. I thought this would be a good place sound off and say:

    Happy 231stBirthday Marines!

    Happy Veterans Day to all Vets past and present!




    Simper Fi!

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    Happy Birthday Teufelhunden!
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    This vet is going nuts ---

    I'm in Massachusetts to celebrate my brother's return from a year in Iraq.

    Much as they celebrate fighting for freedom (this is one of the few towns in the states that still has a Veterans Day parade) - I feel naked. Had to leave my weapons in VA. Did consider carrying a bow and arrows around here, but I hadn't checked out the laws
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    Happy 231st Birthday to all you jarheads out there!





    Here's something I wrote a few years ago for Veterans Day.




    VETERANS DAY


    To those who went before me, showing the way with courage and honor.

    To those who went with me.

    To those who follow behind me.

    To those who are missing never to be found.

    To those who gave all, while asking nothing in return.

    You will always be remembered, honored and will live in our hearts and minds forever. I salute you all.


    Happy Veterans Day



    thank you

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    Amen to all of the above!

    Also, this day being Armistice Day to a Brit, it is also a fine day to celebrate our 700th member. Many congratulations to Messrs Pierce and Stollenwerk, and thanks for a fine, instructive forum!

    TrueBrit.

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    This here kinda sums it all up for me. I enjoyed this video and song. I hope you all enjoy this too.

    dtintn

    http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/chief_l...lish/video.asp

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    Happy Birthday Marines! A big thanks for all those that served and those that still serve in our Armed ForcesThanks, you are appreciated!!!!










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    Happy Birthday !_____



    Happy Veterans Day to all Vets past and present !

    Thank you one and all for your service !

    Yata hey

    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Semper Fi, Mac!
    Fortitudinae!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za2jp_tfifs

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    Well, this thread is a year old, but it still gets a lou rawls and a cream corn!





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    New birthday and Vet's Day - happens every year 'bout the same time.
    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    The marine corps is born.


    Yea congress authorized a Corps of Marines, but it was 2 low level Navy dept. flunkys who were sent out to find recruits.
    After a quick planning session they went to get a beer at a dockside pub. Since they were already there drinking in the early afternoon they thought it would be a great place to find recruits.
    They conscript a table and proceed to accost the next man through the door. They buy him a beer and explain this new Marine Corps to him. He agrees to sign up so they do paperwork and buy him another beer and send him to wait at a table in the corner. Drunk with, uuhhmm their own success, they proceed to accost the next young man through the door. Brief sales pitch and he agrees. More paperwork and they buy him a beer and send him to wait with the first recruit.
    The new guy introduces himself the the first recruit and says”This marine business sounds like a good deal. Room, board, adventure, and they bought me a beer!”
    The first recruit says”In the OLD CORPS they bought you two!”

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    Happy 232nd Birthday Marines!

    And Happy Veterans Day to all Vets past and present!


    Semper Fi Marines:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDhGemqK9oM

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