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.
Another blogger printed quotes about the corps, but I would like you to hear it from the Marines themselves. From the Medal of Honor Quotes,
There is only one way to go: full speed ahead for God and country. - Joseph J. Foss, WWII
Freedom is not free for a few, but for all to enjoy and prosper. Cherish and protect it. - Duane E. Dewey, Korea
No matter how difficult it seems at the time, it's easier to do the right thing than spend a lifetime regretting that you didn't. -
Robert E. O'Malley, Vietnam
Hau`oli Lā Hānau to the Few, the Proud, the Marines.
Kim in Hawaii