The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Marines!

I never made it past USMC JROTC in High School, but I will always have the utmost respect for the Marines. 235 years ago today, the Marines were chartered by the Continental Congress at Tunn Tavern in Philadelphia. The last stanza of the Marine Hymn says, "If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes; they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines." No offense to all my Army and Navy friends, but what's wrong with some good natured inter-service rivalry?

Semper Fi.

Fr. Michael+

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