“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” – Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
“You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are.” Father Kevin Keaney 1st Marine Division Chaplain Korean War
“A Ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.” – Adm. David Dixon Porter, USN in a letter to Colonel Commandant John Harris, USMC, 1863
“For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.” – Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997
“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
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! 239 years of service to this beautiful great nation.
So proud to say that I am part of the few and the proud.