A big Semper Fi and “Happy 235th Birthday” to the United States Marine Corps, America’s 911 Force and the “first to fight!” It’s been a fun 2 weeks of competition for Project Valour-IT’s Marine Team to raise funds for special laptops and other IT equipment for wounded warriors. The competition ends tomorrow, Veterans [...]
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November 10, 2010
November 8, 2010
Our fabulous US Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, by a group of minutemen in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today’s Marine still likes a good tavern when they see one!
The first Marines were originally recruited as sharpshooters to fight from the tops of men-of-war during the Revolutionary War. And [...]
November 5, 2010
“Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference to the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem…” President Ronald Reagan
Yesterday was a good day for Project Valour-IT and the Marine Team. We know today will be active giving day again. The Marine Team is the smallest [...]
November 3, 2010
This is John ‘Mike’ Garcia who joined the Marine Corps at 17 and served two deployments with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq, where he was wounded in the battle of Fallujah. After suffering a brain injury and spending a year and a half in Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, the young sergeant [...]
November 1, 2010
We’ve always known Marines are beyond tough right? Well meet Corporal Nicholas Ludke, a Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) in Afghanistan. A bit over a month ago, he suffered a grade-three concussion in a blast from an improvised explosive device (IED). Today, he’s back on the job [...]
November 9, 2009
as you can see the Marine Team is in the lead for the project valour-it fundraising competition. thank you so much if you’ve donated and if you haven’t, the competition goes through veterans day so you still have a wee bit of time!
you can go here and make your contribution now and [...]
November 4, 2009
thanks to friends all over the blogasphere, the Marine Team is holding on to the lead - swatting back the army, navy, and air force - in the valour-it fundraising contest. if you have contributed, thank you. if you are still considering it, please go here. it means so much to so [...]
November 3, 2009
it was the deadliest day of the iraq war for american military women…
“Just as Padmore reached the scene, he saw Saalman staggering toward him, her charred, flayed hands held up before her, her eyes vacant in a blackened face. She’d lost her rifle during the explosion. “Sally, pull yourself together,” he said. “You are not [...]
November 2, 2009
today’s Marine of the day is Major Doug Zembiec. i could never paraphrase what cassandra wrote so go read it, you’ll never forget it.
on the fundraising front: the good news is, we’re still holding onto the lead in the project valour-it fundraising competition despite yeoman efforts from the army, navy, and air force. [...]
October 29, 2009
“We don’t grow little boys and girls to be Marines. These are great Americans before we get them. We’re just giving them the opportunity to do extraordinary things.” Sgt. Maj. Alford L. McMichael, US Marine Corps
having said that, this was shamelessly lifted from cassandra’s blog - it’s fun!
US Marine [...]