Saturday, November 10, 2012
Today is J.'s birthday. That is to say, his second birthday. You see, he's a United States Marine, a vet who served in Operation Desert Storm. He's a proud Teufelshunde or "devil dog", which is what the Germans in World War I referred to the Marines as because they "fought like dogs from hell".
When you want something done, you send in the Marines. Born on November 10, 1775 and still going strong.
These brave men, and those in the other branches of the military, put their lives on the line to protect the freedom that you and I enjoy (and others seem to take for granted.) They are heroes, every one of them and they deserve our utmost honor and respect.
Oorah, boys! Oorah!