On a day in November, which we never forget
The 2nd Continental Congress laid down a bet.
For liberty and freedom were being put to the test
King George sent Cornwallis – one of his best.
Soon to discover, Marines are quite savage
We beat back his tyranny through undying courage.
Many years hence and We haven’t changed,
Sending millions of rounds flying downrange.
All for freedom’s sake. This is our way of life!
God help those who put up a fight.
So “Semper Fidelis” to Marines past and present
Our sacrifice has made many lives quite pleasant.
One last thing on our special day
Let’s remember those who have paved the way
They gave the ultimate for your sake and mine,
Unselfish love – like the sweet fruit from the vine.
America is free! But where would she be?
Without the Marines like you and like me!
Happy Birthday Marines!
James E. Smith
Sgt. USMCR 1985-1991
10 November 2010