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My son is one of the Marines!

My son is one of the Marines!

The Marine Building - 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada.  The Marine Building was designed by McCarter Nairne and Partners. It is renowned for its Art Deco details. (=)

The Marine Building - 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada. The Marine Building was designed by McCarter Nairne and Partners. It is renowned for its Art Deco details. (=)

Tradition holds that the words to the Marines' Hymn were written by a Marine serving in Mexico. In truth, the author of the words remains unknown. Its origins notwithstanding, the hymn saw widespread use by the mid-1800's. Copyright ownership of the hymn was given to the Marine Corps per certificate of registration dated August 19, 1891. In 1929, it became the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps. Shortly after World War II, Marines began to stand at attention during the playing…

Tradition holds that the words to the Marines' Hymn were written by a Marine serving in Mexico. In truth, the author of the words remains unknown. Its origins notwithstanding, the hymn saw widespread use by the mid-1800's. Copyright ownership of the hymn was given to the Marine Corps per certificate of registration dated August 19, 1891. In 1929, it became the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps. Shortly after World War II, Marines began to stand at attention during the playing…

Marines perform during a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released)

Marines perform during a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released)

There's the normal standard and the MARINE CORPS standard. The title of Marine is earned not given. It's a title cherished and held onto for a LIFETIME. Once a Marine always a Marine.

There's the normal standard and the MARINE CORPS standard. The title of Marine is earned not given. It's a title cherished and held onto for a LIFETIME. Once a Marine always a Marine.

What is boot camp like in the Marine Corps? Check out our week by week guide for what you can expect if you want to earn the title United States Marine. The USMC's boot camp is the longest of all the services.

What is boot camp like in the Marine Corps? Check out our week by week guide for what you can expect if you want to earn the title United States Marine. The USMC's boot camp is the longest of all the services.

The Marines' Hymn From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli, We Fight Our Country's Battles On the Land As on the Sea. First to Fight for Right and Freedom And to Keep Our Honor Clean; We Are Proud to Claim the Title of United

The Marines' Hymn From the Halls of Montezuma, To the Shores of Tripoli, We Fight Our Country's Battles On the Land As on the Sea. First to Fight for Right and Freedom And to Keep Our Honor Clean; We Are Proud to Claim the Title of United

The Veteran asked ONE of the Marines if he could have a photo taken with him…. Well, as you can see from the photo the Marines answer.

The Veteran asked ONE of the Marines if he could have a photo taken with him…. Well, as you can see from the photo the Marines answer.

Caption: "The first Negro to be commissioned in the Marine Corps has his second lieutenant's bars pinned on by his wife. He is Frederick C. Branch of Charlotte, NC." November 1945.

Caption: "The first Negro to be commissioned in the Marine Corps has his second lieutenant's bars pinned on by his wife. He is Frederick C. Branch of Charlotte, NC." November 1945.

Kiotari, Pacific Harbor Seal pup | Aaron J Cohen and the Marine Mammal Center

Kiotari, Pacific Harbor Seal pup | Aaron J Cohen and the Marine Mammal Center

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