Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Semper Fi


Today is my youngest daughters’ birthday. She is now Jack Benny’s perpetual age. How time flies.

We usually have a few drinks together to celebrate, but this year she is 1000 miles away. I’ll just have to have a few extra cocktails tonight. She is in Maryland because her Great-Aunt had hip surgery yesterday. The surgery was successful and soon she’ll be walking around like a normal 85 year old.

Today is also the United States Marine Corps birthday, therefore the title of this Blog. My cousin was a Marine and served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. I have several friends that proudly served in the US Marine Corps; most of them spent at least one tour in Viet Nam. Two guys that I knew in High School died there.

Semper Fi is a shortened version of the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis, the Latin for always faithful. They are faithful to the Corps, their fellow Marines, and most of all to our country. They do a job that few of us would consider doing and they do it well. Some die and others are injured for life; both physically and mentally.

Before I started to write this Blog, I stood at attention and rendered a hand salute to all present and past members of the Marine Corps. And then I said Semper Fi plus a prayer for them.

Mister President, please bring our troops home!

The Beach Bum

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Anonymous Buck said...

On this Veterans Day it is time for a reality check. We have our quota of vets,the hospitals are full and countless families have been destroyed in a senseless occupation of a foriegn country.Our country lacks leadership.

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Look for a deal with Pakistan where we ensure the security of their nukes. It's better to have a few thousand doing guard duty in Pakistan, than to try to hunt down and kill everyone that wants their hands on those nukes. That will give us a permanent base in that part of the world.

That will take pressure off India too. With us guarding the stockpile, they won't have to worry about a Pakistani first strike.

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