Saturday, November 13, 2010
Happy Birthday Marines and Thank You Veterans
Sgt. Romans was the epitome of a U.S. Marine. He was one of the four Oakland police officers killed in the line of duty in 2009.
The Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated like Christmas for each Marine. It is a time for us to puff out our chests and let everyone know that we are truly The Few, The Proud. We are the smallest branch of the military, less than 1% of America’s population are Marines or Former Marines. It is a small fraternity and we like it that way. The Marine Corps has a much celebrated history. One that is colorful and filled with stories of bravery and heroic acts that go beyond human belief. As Marines we are unapologetic for who we are. We have a mission and we will accomplish it to provide the security that each American enjoys. Semper Fidelis to all of my fellow Marines.
On November 11th our nation recognizes all Veterans and their sacrifice. One did not have to serve in combat to have made a sacrifice for our country. Anyone that has served has made the sacrifice. Your country called and you stepped forward. You did your part. It is the Veteran that placed his or her life on the life so the very people who protest them would have the right to do so.
Posted by Dennis T. McHawes at 10:52 AM