Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 234th Birthday Marines

As some of you are aware my son in-law is a GySgt in the Marine Corp. Currently on his way home from another tour of duty, this time in Afghanistan. He is a member of the world famous Vipers. Unfortunately the crash that occurred on October 25 between two Helos that cost the lives of four of our finest also were member of the Viper family. It is with great pleasure that I wish all Marines a happy birthday and send out a special thank you to my son in-law and my daughter for all that they do.

1775: Founding of the Marine Corps


During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern 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.

As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.

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

Monday, November 9, 2009

Juxtaposition Commander in Chief #43 & #44

I had just finished blogging about a Texas patriot Anita Ross when I came upon this revelation. George and Babara Bush secretly visit Ft Hood, via Fox News here, while Obama heads to camp David via Fox News here.

Thank God For Bloggers!

Since the presidential campaign started two years ago I became aware of blogs. I started this one. If you don't look to good blogs, and I have some my favorites linked here on the right side bar, then you will not be fully informed. Newsworthy news will travel incredibly fast in the blogosphere. This story is one that is making the rounds right now, as it should.

Shame on the White House and it's staff! It took the tenacity of one outraged women to get the flags at our nations capitol lowered to half mast in honor of the men and women slaughtered at the hand of a Muslim extremest at Ft Hood. Thank you Mrs. Ross, I wonder who Anita Ross might be related to.....? Read the whole story here.