this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Happy Veteran's Day
To those who have served... Thank-you for your service. Be proud of the part you have played to keep our country safe.
To those serving, especially overseas... what you are doing matters. You are important, and not forgotten. Please be Safe... and God Bless You.
*Snaps a Salute*
Or even this:
I will once I get off duty and go home at 0730. Then I take my orders from WIFECOM. God Bless and enjoy the day.
There are some similarities between civilian and military life then...
On top of Veteran's Day we are only 2 days away from Back to Winning Seasons Day.
Yesterday was my beloved Marine Corps 235th birthday, and today is Veterans Day. I love the back-to-back awesomeness that is November...
The Commandant and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps present a message for the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps. There are sound bites from Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, Sergeant Maj. Of the Marine Corps, Pvt. Hector Cafferata, Medal of Honor Recipient, 1st Lt. C. E. Lee, Pfc. Rudy Meekins, Pfc. Duane Trowbridge, Sgt. John Henry, 1st Lt. Albert Bf, Cpl. Mark Kenney, Pfc Benjamin Basham, Sgt. Maj. Justin Lehew, Maj. Lauren Edwards, Sgt. Kory Kelly, Pfc. Kenneth Rollock, Maj. Todd Schroeder, SSgt. Carlos Mena, LCpl Mathew Butler, 1st Sgt. Marc Chabot, Capt. Chris Niedd, Capt. Steven Boada and Lt. Gen Walter Gaskin.
Good to see some fellow former Marines on here. A late Happy Birthday to all. Semper Fi!
Enjoy the day my fellow vets. Please take a minute to think of those who have made great sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy.
Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.
Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.
Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.
Almighty AMHF, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of the plays and disciplined to my gaps. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against wheel routes in practice and games and helping me to play well so that I can face my fellow Wolverines, my coaches and the Fans withough shame or fear. Protect the football.
Give me the will to do the work of a Wolverine and to accept my share of the the responsibility with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be profecient in my game performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my teammates and to the duties the Playbook and the coaches have entrusted me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me of the traditions which I must uphold.
If I am inclined to miss a tackle, steady my reaction time; if I am tempted to jump a route, make me strong to resist or make the interception; if I should miss my gap, give me the courage to try again.
Guide me with good coaching and grant me the wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.
Its the one of the best parts of being a veteran.
You guys are the best!
"When you men get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy." ~General Mattis addressing Marines from the 1st Mar Div.
Eh. My dad was first battalian first Marines in Vietnam, 69 to 70 and loved the Marines. He carried the M-60. But he tells anyone to stay a million miles away from the service now. Doesn't think the government is doing anything but using the soldiers to go chase down money and resources for big business.
Figures that quote would be coming from a general. Being it usually isn't their lives in danger.
Anyone that can get our kids back home and safe is cool with a lot of military families. Even the so-called war protesters.
Good to see you have an excellent knowledge of the us military, and you clearly know how the marines view General Mattis.
My buddy served under Mattis twice and loved the man.
My father was a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserves stationed at the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001. At one time many would have thought that a desk job in the crypts of the Pentagon would have been as safe as it gets. But, alas, that turned out not to be the case and we went hours without knowing whether he was one of the casualties. He actually was in one of the corridors that was destroyed and was lucky to get out alive (some of his co-workers were not).
So you might want to temper your statements or at least qualify them in some manner because, to be honest, I could care less what your father thinks about the government and politics (taboo!).
Shows what you know. General Mattis is hard as fuck. He is Chaos!
I was 11Mar 1MarDiv, and I approve that message. Happy veterans day and belated 235th B-day.
I'm looking at you, Chunkums.
The Vets celebration UM had at the big house last saturday was amazing. They let us on the field during pregame and during the anthem. Got some good pictures.
Great post. Everyone thank a veteran today.
that have served our country- Thank you for providing and protecting the freedom we experience in this great country. God bless all of you!
To all of my fellow veterans on Mgoblog, Happy Veteran's Day.
My family and I give you our unyielding respect and eternal gratitude. Thank you.
Tonight (Veteran's Day) on HBO, watch "Wartorn: 1861-2010" at 9PM. It's a documentary about post-traumatic stress disorder on US Military veterans. Looks amazing.
Also, a documentary about the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan called "Restrepo" looks amazing as well, but I haven't seen it yet.
Thank your veterans today.
Thank you to all servicemen and women, current and former. I am proud to be the son of a brigadier general, US Army (RIP, dad), and brother of a USAF pilot.