Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy 231st Birthday, USMC!

November 10th is the birthday of the Marine Corps. The Commandant of the Marine Corps has posted his birthday message.

If I were anywhere near Quantico on or after November 13, 2006, I'd make time to go visit the new Marine Corps Museum. I guess I won't see it until next spring or summer. If you see it before I do, please tell me about it by leaving a comment or by emailing me. The Commandant put up a few pictures of it already, so we can have a preview:

Some books about Marines that I've enjoyed are these:

I have William Manchester's book, but I haven't read it yet. Maybe I will start it in honor of the Marine Corps birthday.

So tell a Marine "Happy Birthday!" tomorrow.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Bush is actually going to be here tomorrow to open that museum. I think that's pretty awesome, and I would love to be there! Everyone is being warned to stay off Rte. 1, because they're bringing in people from the Pentagon, etc. Just thought you'd find that interesting!


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Blogger Marla said...

Hey! That's pretty cool stuff about the Museum. Tell your Marines we said Happy Birthday! My husband has spent months preparing and planning the Ball at a hotel in the city. It turned out to be a beautiful evening and I wore the Ball dress my mother sewed for me 2 years ago. There were lots of embassy folks there, from different embassies, plus lots of Croats too!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura, do you know if the Flags of Our Fathers movie that is coming out, is based on this book? I have seen a couple of commercials and am wondering if it is going to be worth watching. I am always suspect of anything coming out of Hollywood that is historical... but I am hoping it will be a good one.

Our family is Army and Air Force. My brother is currently stationed in South Korea. Our grandfathers both served during war times but I know almost nothing about those times. I am hoping to be able to teach my children much more than I was.


4:59 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Nickey, the movie is indeed based on the book, but based on a review I read of it, I don't know if I'll be seeing it. Clint Eastwood produced (or directed?) it, and I'm not crazy about his moral and political viewpoints.

Happy Veterans' Day to your grandfathers and your brother, and thank your brother for me for serving!

8:22 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

I love military books - thanks for all the recommendations. That looks like an incredible museum.

My favorite part of living NAS Pensacola was seeing all the Marines. We are getting ready to move to Hawaii with the Air Force and I'm excited about seeing all those different uniforms again!

Thank you for your service as wife of a Marine! And thank your husband, too!

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