Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day

This article was posted a year ago. I moved this post today prior to the events of "Veterans Day."
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"THE MARINE CORPS MOTTO" - That Marines have lived up to their motto, "Semper Fidelis" (Always Faithful), is proven by the fact that there has never been a mutiny
among U.S. Marines. This motto was adopted about 1883. Before that, there had been three mottoes, all traditional rather than official. The first, "Fortitudine" (With Fortitude), appeared about 1812. The second, "By Sea and by Land," was obviously a translation of the Royal Marines' "Per Mare, Per Terram." Until 1848, the third motto was "To the Shores of Tripoli," in commemoration of O'Bannon's capture of Derne in 1805. In 1848, after the return to Washington of the Marine battalion which took part in the capture of Mexico City, this motto was revised to "From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli." The current Marine Corps motto is shared with England's Devonshire Regiment.

In sweet memory of my grandfather VICENTE VIDAL, was an American Veteran, I give him the honor to be remembered on this day for what he did for the star-spangled country, USA.

This info was grab from this website .

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Thank you for the information about veterans day.
Take care
Lisa

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful post!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

nice post about the veterans..sa palo din sinecelebrate ang sa october 20 iyong kay general douglas mcarthur..mga beterano sa ikalawang digmaang pandaigdig..

Denise said...

Lovely tribute.

Mike Golch said...

Thank God for men and women that serve this great country.for their acts we are free.