“That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant colonels, two majors and officers as usual in other regiments, that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken that no person be appointed to office or enlisted 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.”   – Resolution of the Continental Congress, 10 November 1775

“Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” 
– Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, 16 March 1945 

“The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.” 
– General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC,to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference.  The Marines don’t have that problem.”
– Ronald Reagan


1 Comment

  1. EMW, USMC, (ret)

    Thank you. BTW, your video “Once to Every Man and Nation” is perhaps the best of its kind I’ve ever seen.

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