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First I just wanted to thank all of you that have, and/or are, serving in the military for this great country. I am and will always be thankful for what you have done.

Also, did anyone see that Jennifer Love Hewitt is the offical "National Honorary Spokesperson for Veterans Day"?!?! WTF is that?
Marine's Prayer

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If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.
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"Come on, you sons of bitches - do you want to live forever"
(Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, USMC, Belleau Wood, June 1918)

"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"
(Captain Henry P. "Jim" Crowe, USMC, Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943.)

"Retreat Hell! We just got here!"
(Attributed to several World War I Marine Corps officers, Battle of Belleau Wood, France June 1918)

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning."
(Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, Tarawa, 21 November 1943.)

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."
(James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 February 1945.)

"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
(Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, 16 March 1945.)​
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YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!!!!!! Thanks for all the love. I hope the United States Marines across the world had a great birthday yesterday. 229 years old and still kicking ass!!! Happy Birthday Marines est. Nov 10,1775.

I would also like to have some prayers for CPL. Chad Pendley. A fallen friend may he rest in piece. I miss the young man very much.
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We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff
during the assault on Grenada, 1983

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or "we'll blow you away." And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow," which means "Excuse me, I didn't mean it, my mistake".
Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
1stLt. Clifton B. Cates, USMC
in Belleau Wood, 19 July 1918

Lying offshore, ready to act, the presence of ships and Marines sometimes means much more than just having air power or ship's fire, when it comes to deterring a crisis. And the ships and Marines may not have to do anything but lie offshore. It is hard to lie offshore with a C-141 or C-130 full of airborne troops.
Gen. Colin Powell, U. S. Army
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
During Operation Desert Storm

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army
Commander of American Forces in World War I

Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.
Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps

That should do for now.... carry on.
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Bart: I just think our veterans deserve a little recognition.
Lisa: That's what Veteran's Day is for, Bart.
Bart: But is that really enough to honor our brave soldiers?
Lisa: Eh, heh, heh...they also have Memorial Day.
Bart: Oh, Lisa, maybe you're right, maybe you're wrong! The important thing is, veterans deserve a day to honor them!
Lisa: [through clenched teeth] They have two!
Bart: Well maybe they should have three.
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