Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Marines

Not only is today Veteran’s Day, but it is also the 238th birthday of the Marine Corps.  This was the 4th year that we have had the pleasure of celebrating the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps at the Marine Ball.

Hearing the Marines speak of their service is very touching.  This year’s speaker was a Prisoner of War in Iran for 444 days.  After his release from captivity, he completed his enlistment.  He didn’t quit.  That is grit.

This year we invited some friends to attend the marine Ball with us.  They English and Irish, but I think they had fun and learned something about what makes America the amazing country that it is.

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Peter has a fantastic story about his grandfather who was a Marine in England.  Not at all the same, but still an amazing story.

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Happy Birthday Marines!

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