Happy Birthday You ‘Band of Brothers’

Honor. Courage. Commitment.

The Few. The Proud.

First to fight.


Devil dogs.

Uncommon valor was a common virtue.

Semper Fidelis.

Eagle, globe and anchor.

Once Marine, always a Marine.

Retreat, hell! We just got here.

No matter the nickname or slogan, they all mean  United States Marine Corps.

We have this thing about The Few, The Proud around here. We love them.

After a person successfully completes their basic training, they have earned the title of United States Marine forever. Even after discharge or retirement they are still a Marine – part of the Band of Brothers.

The Corps turns 240 on November 10.

To those who have served and are serving:

Happy Birthday to The Few. The Proud.

Semper Fi.

View the USMC Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller’s 240th birthday message here. (One guy in our house served with Gen. Neller when the general was a captain.) The vid takes a few. But it’s worth it.

God may come second. Country can come third.

You fight for the Corps first.