1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Gen LeJeune's Birthday Message

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by ronbo142, Nov 9, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,038
    Gen LeJeune

    Happy 234th!

    Semper Fi

    Ronbo

    On November 1st. 1921, John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that a reminder of the Corps be published by every command, to all Marines throughout the globe, on the Birthday of the Corps. Since the day, Marines have continued to distinguish themselves on many battlefields and foreign shores, in war and peace. On this Birthday of the Corps, therefore, in compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, Article 38 United States Marine Corps Manual, Edition of 1921, is published as follows:

    "On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousands of men have borne that name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

    The record of our Corps is one which bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argome, Marines have won foremost honors in war and in the long era of tranquility at home generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas so that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

    In every battle and skirmish since the Birth of the Corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

    This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation and has long been the distinguishing mark of Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the me of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps."

    John A. Lejeune
    Commandant
     
  2. Charles.F.Phillips

    Charles.F.Phillips TS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    330
    OORAH! Thank you, Ronbo!

    R/s,<br />
    Charlie<br />
    GySgt, USMC (ret.)
     
  3. spritc

    spritc Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,483
    Location:
    Indiana
    Happy Birthday marines every where and thank you!
     
  4. chipking

    chipking TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,761
    Semper Fi Happy Birthday tomorrow Marines. Chesty Would be proud!! To all who have served, are serving and will serve this country as Marines God Bless and Keep you.


    [​IMG]


    To reword a catch phrase.

    It's not just a job, IT IS A LIFESTYLE.

    USMC 1968 - 1974 Viet Nam 69-70 71-72

    --- Chip King ---
     
  5. grunt

    grunt TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,915
    Location:
    Thousand Oaks Ca
    Happy Birthday Marines!!!Semper Fi. Dave Bishop 1953-1967
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    7,759
    As a Young Marine reports to Saint Peter: Another Marine reporting Sir, I spent my time in Hell.............

    Jim USMC 1964-1967, Vietnam 1965-1966
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

gen john lejeune birthday message

,

gen lejeune birthday message

,

general john lejeune 18 jan 1921

,

lejeune birthday message video