I am a bit early but Thursday, 10 November 1775 at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the United States Marine Corps was organized. For 236 years unquestioning devotion to our country and the concepts of Duty Honesty and Integrity have been paramount to the existence of our organization.
The concept of Semper Fidelis or Always Faithful truly means something in my life and in everything I do. To every man and woman ever to wear an Eagle Globe and Anchor device and the title Marine I say Happy Birthday to our Corps. Thanks to my DIs for everything they taught me and how much this has helped me in my life.
Bill Barnard, LCPL MAW, 1975-1977