Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy 238th Birthday Marines!

Friday night, we started out by going and buying a new mattress, we needed one but the Veteran's Day sales were going on.. so we figured we might as well go down and get us one... I wasn't sure if I wanted another Stearns and Foster or a tempurpedic.. So after laying on the foam mattress for about 45 minutes.. I decided I did like it... but, not the price associated with it.. because I had, had a foam mattress before and it did not end well.. that is how I ended up with the expensive stearns and foster....
We decided on the stearns and foster... and then got a new love seat.... lol... Went down for one thing and ended up with two... that's how that goes...
Saturday Morning, we got up and loaded up the Motorhome for our drive down to Beaufort for the 238th Marine Corps Ball...  Once we got down there.. the fella's commenced to drinking and us girls got dressed and we all headed out..



Us Girls 


Clint and I

Sharyl and I


After we ate and proceeded to start to party after a letter from the Commandant was read.



I'm pretty sure that there was enough alcohol drank that night to drown a small village.
The next day... after breakfast about 15 of us went out and shot skeet and other random guns for hours.. I had a great time :)
we got back around 10pm last night.... I will say this.. there is no finer group of people then the Marine Corps....  I look forward to every year seeing the friends we have made..


For 238 years, The United States Marine Corps has proudly served our great Nation with unfailing valor – bolstered by the enduring fortitude of our fellow Marines, our families, and our friends. This is why each year on November 10th, Marines from all generations gather together, in groups large and small, to celebrate the birthday of our Corps and to reflect on the proud legacy and warrior ethos we share. This is what unites us as Marines. From our first battle at New Providence to today in Afghanistan, Marines have always shown that they were made of tougher stuff – that when the enemy’s fire poured in from all angles, and the situation was grim, Marines unequivocally knew that their fellow Marines would stay behind their guns, fight courageously, and drive the enemy from the battlefield. We have always known hardship, fatigue, and pain…but we have never known what it is to lose a battle!
Marine of generations past built our reputation as the most disciplined and honorable warriors to ever set foot on a battlefield, and we have triumphed in every battle because our Corps has always focused on iron discipline and combat excellence. This is who we are…this is what we do! It matters not whether you carried an M-1, and M-14, or an M-16. It matters not whether you fought on a lonely island in the Pacific, assaulted a citadel in the jungle, or marched up to Baghdad. It matters not whether you are a grunt, a pilot or a loggie. What matters most is that, when the chips were down and things got tough, your fellow Marines could count on you to stand and fight…and fight we did!
This year, we celebrate the anniversary of several epic battles in our celebrated history: the 70th anniversary fo the 2nd Marine Division landing on Tarawa, the 45th anniversary of the Battle of Hue City, and the 10th anniversary of the “March Up” to Baghdad. Marines who fought in these legendary battles each made their mark upon the history of our Corps. They have passed a rich and illustrious legacy on to us – a much heralded reputation. It is ours to jealously guard, and it is up to us to make our own marks and thus proudly pass it on to the generations of Marines who will follow.

Sergeant Major Michael Barrett joins me in congratulating each of you. Because of you, your selfless service, and your many sacrifices, our Corps remains strong and ready to respond to any crisis. Throughout history, Marines have faced tough times and there will be tough times ahead, but there is no challenge we cannot overcome if we remain honorable and always faithful to our Nation, our Constitution and each other. Happy Birthday, Marines!
Semper Fidelis
James F. Amos
General, U.S. Marine Corps
Commandant of the Marine Corps
These were randomly floating around

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