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.
|US Marines in the Washington Navy Yard, 1864.
Public Domain (link)
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.
|Retired Marines at the Strawberry Festival in my town.
Do you know any Marines? Or do you have a favorite movie, TV show, or book with a Marine hero? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, November 14, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 15.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City