William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Tuesday, 10, November, 2009

Happy Birthday Devil Dogs

Filed under: History,Poetry — williamthecoroner @ 00:03

Tun Tavern 10 November 1775
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From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We will fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight
for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job–
The United States Marines.

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

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1 Comment »

  1. On that day in Tun Tavern, the first guy to sign up looked at the second guy in line and said “Things were different in the Old Corps.” 😉

    Comment by Tam — Wednesday, 11, November, 2009 @ 19:10 | Reply


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