Dedicated to every Marine that wears, or wore, the Eagle, Globe and Anchor insignia of the United States Marines Corps....
"If the Army or the Navy
ever gaze on Heavens' scenes;
They will find the gates are guarded
by the United States Marines."
My Proudest Moment!
It all began with a childhood dream
that one day I'd be a Lady Marine.
So off to Boot Camp at 'ole P.I.
where I was greeted by a stern faced D.I.
Up before daybreak, doing push-ups till dawn;
not a minute was allotted to stretch or to yawn.
We'd march all day 'till our feet were sore,
then stand at Attention for inspection at Four.
I learned about Midway, Montezuma and Hell;
memorized all the dates that our enemies fell.
There wasn't a bathroom, a wall, floor or bed;
just a bulkhead, a deck, a sack and a head.
We had no Names - we were known as "Recruits";
just nameless peons with spit-shined boots.
When the DI shouted we'd tremble with fear;
and sometimes I wondered..."Why am I here?"
But at last came the day I was striving for,
the day I'd become a part of the Corps!
With buttons polished and bursting with pride
I marched to victory with a cadenced stride.
In columns of four we passed in Review...
Saluting the General and the Red, White and Blue.
At last, At Last! - I was marching to fame!
No longer a "Recruit", I would NOW have a name!
And the "Proudest Moment" was without a doubt,
when the D.I. shouted..."Ok, MARINES, Fall Out"!
Everybody knows the Marine Corps Hymn, but how many know the words of...
The "Women Marines" Song
"We're Lady Leathernecks
we're marching on to fame.
We're here to fight
to make things right,
and bring our men back home again.
To bring honor to the Corps,
is what we're striving for;
To wear the green of the U.S. Marines
and win the Peace forever more!"
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