Saturday, May 28, 2005

In the Sandbox...


"First to Fight"
Marines have been in the forefront of every American war since the founding of the corps.

"Esprit de Corps"
The "spirit" of a unit. This spirit is commonly reflected by all members. It implies a devotion and loyalty to the Marine Corps, with deep regard for traditions, history and honor.

"Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue"
Refers to the victories in World War II, especially at Iwo Jima, the largest all-Marine battle in history.


A slang term used by sailors as early as World War II to refer to members of the Marine Corps, drawing the term from the resemblance of the Marine dress blues uniform, with its high collar, to a Mason jar.

"Semper Fidelis"
The Motto of the United States Marine Corps. Latin for always faithful. Faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps.

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine"

The Motto of the Marine Corps League. having earned the title of Marine, it becomes and intrigal part of who and what they will become later in life.

...the girls of the USMC...

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