Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Semper Fidelis

Happy 234th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

When I was a child, we were all taught military songs in music class in elementary school and to respect the flag, our president and the country. The Battle Hymn of the Republic was one of my favorites but we were only taught the first verse. In reading the entire lyrics I especially like the last four lines!

For a wonderful explanation of what it means to be a U.S. Marine please visit the site at http://www.oo-rah.com/store/editorial/edi52.asp

1 comment:

Queenmothermamaw said...

A wonderful post for today, tomorrow being Veteran's Day. I also, did not know all the lines. Thanks for sharing that today. Blessings
QMM