Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on November 10, 2009
Being a US Marine is NOT for the weak. And I praise, admire, and am grateful to them for being the elite warriors that they are, and salute them for their valor and their many sacrifices protecting and serving America. Each of them is a hero.
Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.
— Ronald Reagan
The first video below is the 2009 United States Marine Corps Birthday Message, from Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen James T. Conway.
Join our magnificent Marines and their millions of supporters around the world as they celebrate the 234th birthday of the USMC today, November 10, 2009. To our many warriors in the theater, in harm’s way… thank you.
2009 United States Marine Corps Birthday Message
Boston Herald: Boston honors Marine heroes:
Nearly 2,000 active duty and former Marines filled the Boston Convention and Exposition Center yesterday to join the Boston Semper Fidelis Society’s 22nd annual celebration of the Marine Corps birthday, and to honor fallen Bay State service members.
Among the special guests were Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway and 12 Medal of Honor Recipients, including 100-year-old San Diego-based Pearl Harbor hero John Finn.
Red Sox [team stats] manager Terry Francona was also on hand to present Timothy B. Sullivan, a Department of Veterans’ Services employee, South Shore resident and retired U.S. Navy Commander, with the Society’s Ted Williams Globe and Anchor Award, one of the Marine Corps’ highest honors, presented each year to a non-Marine for his dedication and commitment to excellence.
This Marines tribute was created by philliesfan91 for his brother, who is a Marine:
They Are There Before Anyone Else… The Few. The Proud. The Marines.
The Few. The Proud. The Marines. | 1980s Recruitment PSA
The Few. The Proud. The Marines. | 2009 Recruitment PSA
USMC Silent Drill Platoon | September 2006 in Albany, GA
US Marine Corps Marching Band, Marines Hymn – 2008 Rose Parade
If you’ve been thinking you’d like to do more for our deployed troops this year, like send Christmas cards or morale-building care packages to those serving overseas in either the Marines, Army, Air Force, or Navy, go to the Frugal Café US Troops main directory for information on how to easily (and frugally, of course!) do that. I’ve written a number of articles with directions and tips on how to package and mail to APOs and FPOs, what our deployed troops can and can’t receive in Muslim countries, what forms are needed with packages, donations desired for Afghan and Iraqi children, and more. You don’t need to spend a fortune… even a card or letter is appreciated. It lets them know we’ve not forgotten them, that America cares.
Let freedom ring and may God bless our military and God bless America! Happy birthday, USMC!
Publius, Big Government: Semper Fi Edition
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Dick Cheney: Our Men and Women in the Military Are the True Keepers of the Flame (video & transcript) and Semper Fi: Marines Meeting Bush vs. Obama, Rahm’s Mistruth about Bush & Afghanistan Exposed, Obama Visits FL Troops (video) and “Blaming Bush” Isn’t a Strategy on Afghanistan, Obama, and You’re Overdoing That “Mop” Thing
Nice Deb: Project Valour-IT USMC Birthday Edition
Bob Hamer, Big Government: Happy 234th Birthday to the Marines
Michelle Malkin: Happy 234th Birthday, Marines!
Bob Parsons, GoDaddy.com: Bob’s Birthday Tribute to the US Marine Corps
Blatherings Blog: It’s the Marine Corps birthday!