I admit it. I was AWOL yesterday when I should have put up a post for the Marine Corps Birthday.
Bad SemperFi Wife!!!
I did hang around with a couple of Marines and I did buy a dress for the Ball so I won't be showing up naked like I have been in my dreams.
So below the fold, is my Marine Corps Birthday post:
Marines are odd creatures. They delight in doing more with less. Their pride in being a Marine is evident in all that they do. From the Pennsylvania Marine Corps League site, comes this great anecdote:
"NOA war correspondent in Korea during the war told the following story:
In an R & R area, well south of the action, there were two separate camps. The first was a well equipped US Army camp that served high quality hot food and had warm sleep areas. The other was a somewhat bedraggled collection of secondhand tents, with poor quality services available to the war-weary Marines.
The army camp sported a large elaborate sign at their front gate which stated: "WITHIN THESE WALLS RESIDE SOLDIERS WHO ARE SECOND TO NONE"
In front of the shabby Marine camp was hung a poorly hand painted sign, which simply said,"NONE."
My favorite quote about the Marine Corps is from Eleanor Roosevelt:
"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale and the lowest group of morals of any group of animals I have evern seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps." (1945)
With all the being said and written, they sure do clean up well, don't they?
Happy 233rd Birthday, Marine Corps!!!