Monday, November 9, 2009

'The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.' Gen. John Pershing USA

This week brings two heart-felt celebrations for yours truly on back-to-back days.

On Tuesday, the United States Marine Corps celebrates birthday number 234 in a history with significance. After 4 reserve years in NROTC at Vanderbilt and 5 active years as a Marine Corps officer, it has been 18 years since I've worn a uniform. But, the privilege to have done so and the memories that were created will forever remain with me and make each birthday celebration just as special as the first I celebrated back in 1982.

To all of my fellow Marines past and present...Happy Birthday Devil Dogs and Happy Birthday Chesty Puller...wherever you are!





We celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday this week also. I will just simply say thank you to all who serve or have served in our Armed Forces. May God bless each of you in a special way on this day we remember your service to our great nation.

7 comments:

David said...

Just firing bursts of 3. ;o)

Thanks for your service, Tony.

It is a day to remember those that have paid the price for our life-style here in the US. My dad had 2 purple hearts. It's a tough job.

God bless America!

Tracy said...

I, too, am so grateful to all our soldiers in the armed services. Their sacrifice has enabled me to live in such a great country.

photogr said...

Semper Fi Tony. Yes we have a lot to be thankful for with our troops. I hope they never stop fighting for US so that we may have freedom forever.

Dave said...

Thanks for your service Tony. My grandfather is a WWII vet, who, by God's grace, survived the Battle of the Bulge. I'm extremely proud of him and all who have served to preserve our freedom.

Burkulater said...

Too often, Americans forget to thank the troops, and their families. This is a great reminder. Thank you!

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