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Old 11-11-2016, 12:37 AM
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"Today is the 241st anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps -- and my fellow brothers just got the best present anyone could ask for: a commander-in-chief who cares about them!". Read more at:

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Old 11-11-2016, 01:48 AM
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I was about to post "Happy Birthday Marine Corps" but I should have known Scelli beat me to it.

So how many know the Marine Corps established their reputation fighting the Barbary "corsairs" (The Islamic Terrorists of their time) sent Thomas Jefferson? That is where they earned the nickname "Leathernecks" and where do you think that part of the Marine Corps' Hymn comes from? The "Marines' Hymn" is typically sung at the position of attention as a gesture of respect. However, the third verse is also used as a toast during formal events, such as the birthday ball and other ceremonies. "The Halls of Montezuma" refers to the Battle of Chapultepec on 12/13 September 1847 during the Mexican-American War, where a force of Marines stormed Chapultepec Castle.

While the lyrics are said to date from the 19th century, no pre-20th century text is known. The author of the lyrics is likewise unknown. Legend has it that a Marine on duty in Mexico penned the hymn. The unknown author transposed the phrases in the motto on the Colors so that the first two lines of the Hymn would read: "From the Halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli", favoring euphony over chronology. The Marine Corps war with the Barbary Corsairs (Radical Islamists) also known as the The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitanian War and the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two Barbary Wars between the United States, Sweden and the four North African states known collectively as the "Barbary States".


How many Americans alive today know these facts of American history? I wonder? 30% Perhaps or less?

What would be your guess Scelli? Want to take a poll? In a recent poll of American High School Grads only 3 in 10 could identify Thomas Jefferson as a former American president. The products of the Democratic Teachers Union where teaching "Social Justice" and the "evils of American imperialism" are more important than teaching actual American History, reading, writing, and math!
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