July 4th. It’s a familiar date. It’s when we celebrate the beginning of our independence as a country. It’s a date that has come to signify freedom, ‘the American way,’ hot dogs, fireworks, and quality time with friends and family. More than anything, it’s a date that offers us a chance to reflect on the… continue
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“Back in 1775, my Marine Corps came alive. First, there came the color red…” Actually, first…there came the Army. I love the Corps and I loved wearing the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. But the Marines weren’t the first to fight in the Revolutionary War. That honor goes to the Army. On June 14th, the United… continue
The United States Flag Code dictates that any American flag that is worn, damaged or tattered beyond repair should be retired in a respectful and dignified manner. While the code allows for worn flags to be discreetly and professionally burned, there are also other options, including flag burials and – our personal favorite – donating… continue
For Marines, the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor is a hallowed symbol. It’s a badge of honor. Marines wear the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor on their uniforms; it’s a central part of the Marine Corps flag; and many Marines get it tattooed on their body. Earning the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor is what makes a Marine…a… continue
Marine mom, Mary M., talks about what it was like when her son went to Marine Corps Recruit Training. Describe the overall experience of being a mom of a Marine recruit/new Marine. [I had] lots of apprehension. We really didn’t know anything [about what could happen]. My son shipped out to boot camp only a… continue