Posts Tagged ‘Heroes’

Semper Fi

Today is the birthday of the United States Marine Corps in 1775.

Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or inlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required: that they be inlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.”

Happy birthday gentleman.

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Something in my eye

It got a little dusty in here this morning reading this.  Sometimes the goodness in the world is overwhelming.

Also worth checking out: The Winton Train Project.

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