While November 11th is usually recognized, most people don’t know that today, the tenth, is the Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. It was on this day in 1775 that the Marine Corps was formed in Tun Tavern. Since then Marines have served in every clime and place and will continue to do so in order to preserve the liberties of this great nation. There has been much talk of change lately but I think we need to remember where we came from . Remember when we could be proud of who we are. This nation was born of violence and of resistance to tyranny. It was because of our distaste for government control that our founding fathers rose up and fought for what we have and the Marine Corps has been there from the beginning. So on this day and tomorrow please remember those that have gone before us and given their lives in the defense of this country.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”