Happy Birthday and Happy Veteran's Day! - Triumph675.Net Forums
The Pit Non work-safe, politics, religion. Read at your own risk

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 11-10-12, 15:05 Thread Starter
Echo3Niner
Member
 
Echo3Niner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Echo3Niner Send a message via Yahoo to Echo3Niner
Happy Birthday and Happy Veteran's Day!

A legacy is born
Every year, I take the 10th of November off to celebrate my birthday (I am 237 years old this year!) and the 11th of November, as Veteran’s Day. This year, they are on Saturday and Sunday, so I don’t have to, but they are no less special.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern Philadelphia to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.

The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.

Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men (and women) and the hundreds of thousands since, to defend our country as United States Marines.

Below is a long email I send out to my friends who have served; read it if you would like, do not if you don’t wish, but thank you for your support, all the same.

Happy 237th Birthday (November 10th, 1775), to all Hard-Charging Devil Dogs! Semper Fidelis, may you all stay safe and sound. Remember them in your prayers, if you do so. There is a video at the link below; take 12 minutes out of your day and watch it, you’ll be all the richer for it.

http://www.marines.mil/Marines/2012birthdayball.aspx

Happy Veteran’s Day, November 11, to all Vets!

Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful, the Marine Corps Motto).

“The title cannot be inherited, nor can it be purchased at any price. It cannot be rented or lent. It can only be earned, with our blood, sweat and lives. You own it forever; United States Marine.”

"Freedom has a special meaning for those of us who have fought for it, that the protected shall never know."

"I was that which others did not want to be, went where others feared to go, did what others failed to do, and accepted the thought of eternal loneliness should I fail. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and humbly accepted the veneration or aversion of those who knew nothing of what they spoke. I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear, and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love. Most of all however, I have lived times that others would say were best forgotten, yet I can say something those others can not, I am proud of what I was, and continue to be… A United States Marine."
“The Eagle, Globe and Anchor are tattooed on our soul.”

The American Fighting (Wo)Man

It is the American Fighting Man, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a free trial.
It is the American Fighting Man, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of press.
It is the American Fighting Man, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the American Fighting Man, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the American Fighting Man, not the church, who has given us our precious Freedom of worship.
It is the American Fighting Man, who consented to serve, who gives the objector, the freedom to conscientiously object.
It is the American Fighting Man, who defends and salutes the flag, whose dead body is draped by the flag in death, which gives us the freedom to spit on the flag, disrespect the flag, and burn the flag in protest.

Who is this American Fighting (Wo)Man?

He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in the desert sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.
He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery when men’s lives hang in the balance.
She is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years.
He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or hasn't come back AT ALL.
He is the San Diego or Parris Island Drill Instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.
He is the parade riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.
He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.
He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.
He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come once more.
He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being, a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.
He is a soldier, a savior, a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony to and on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say "Thank You." That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been or were awarded.

--Happy birthday Jarheads, and happy Veteran's day my friends. And may all those serving now, come home safely. Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are.

Semper Fi

Cmd MGySgt of the 1st Tri Div; Daytona RG, 2nd Gen BN, SE Co. (#1)

Retired member: Sixth Gen Militia - 1st VTEC BN (#215)

2011 Triumph Daytona 675 Special Edition
Triumph Arrow Slip-on
Carbon Tank Protector
Gel seats
Helibars TracStar

Also 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada

Marine Veteran & father of Sgt. Doug; (2 tours: Iraq) AND Former 2nd Lt. Corielle; VMI NROTC/Marine Grad

“Reveal to us the metal of thy character; suffer the courage of thy convictions.”
Echo3Niner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 11-12-12, 17:38
jk0311
Member
 
jk0311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Happy birthday Marines and Happy Veterans day! I made the 14 hour drive to Arlington this year and paid my respects to my friends and other warfighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Really glad I did. If you have the chance to go, please do. It makes the hair on your neck stand up.
jk0311 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-13-12, 14:30
Chchadder
Senior Member
 
Chchadder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,730
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here's a song one of our DI's taught us once he felt we had earned it:

We are the men, US Marines
Dirty rough and fighting mean
We wear these wings upon our chest
Because we know we're America's best
We patrol to kill VC
Fighting hard to make men free
One hundred Marines will shit today
And wipe their ass with a green beret
Back home a loved one waits
For her Marine has met his fate
He has died so that others may live
For his country that's what he'll give
We know this song will be a hit
But (insert platoon here) 1090 don't give a shit
Cause when it comes to glory and fame
We'll kick your ass and take your name.


Semper Fi and Happy Birthday Marines! Happy Veterans Day to all those who serve and have served.

This motorcycle is simply too goddamn fast to ride at speed in any kind of normal road traffic unless you're ready to go straight down the centerline with your nuts on fire and a silent scream in your throat. ~Hunter S. Thompson


Chchadder is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 11-11-14, 00:27 Thread Starter
Echo3Niner
Member
Threadstarter Threadstarter
 
Echo3Niner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Echo3Niner Send a message via Yahoo to Echo3Niner
239 years and still going strong!

Semper Fi

Cmd MGySgt of the 1st Tri Div; Daytona RG, 2nd Gen BN, SE Co. (#1)

Retired member: Sixth Gen Militia - 1st VTEC BN (#215)

2011 Triumph Daytona 675 Special Edition
Triumph Arrow Slip-on
Carbon Tank Protector
Gel seats
Helibars TracStar

Also 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada

Marine Veteran & father of Sgt. Doug; (2 tours: Iraq) AND Former 2nd Lt. Corielle; VMI NROTC/Marine Grad

“Reveal to us the metal of thy character; suffer the courage of thy convictions.”
Echo3Niner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph675.Net Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode


Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome