In celebration of the 242nd birthday of the Marines, Preston Stiner shared birthday remarks made by Lieutenant General John LeJeune, the 13th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The poignant message, from November 1, 1921, still rings true today:
“In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term ‘Marine’ has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.”To the Marines gathered at the Marco Island Brewery to celebrate the 242nd Marine Corps birthday, the term “Marine” was indeed a very distinguishing and special term. They were part of the “few and the brave.”
A big oohrah to Joe and Linda Mealey for organizing this annual event for the last six years and their efforts were appreciated by everyone present during the celebration. Thank you to Marco Island Brewery owners, Frank LaCava and Jamie Shea for their generosity in providing the food for this special occasion.