Happy Veteran's Day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today, we all take a moment to remember and thank those who have proudly served our country, and in some cases, given their lives.

On this day, let me introduce you to a very special veteran, our "Daddy." Daddy was one of the few, the proud, yes, the Marines.  We all remember growing up to his old Marine Corps stories. He taught us the Marine Corps Hymn. We had pictures of him in his dress blues over the mantel growing up. Yes, he was proud to be a Marine, and still is. Whenever he sees anyone wearing a Marine Corps shirt or cap today, he just pats them on the back and says, "Semper Fi, Brother," and they instantly start up a conversation like they have known each other for years. I imagine this is the kind of camaraderie that those of us who haven't served will never quite be able to understand.

Here is a picture of Daddy is his dress blues, with our Mom.  This picture dates back to the 1970's, but that uniform is still about as spiffy as they come.




So thank you, Daddy, and all military personnel past and present, for all you do!  
We are proud of you and we love you!



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From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean:
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
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