• Oldflyer

    Happy Birthday, indeed.
    The Marine Corps is one institution that while it has adapted repeatedly to its environment, has remained true to its core principles.  There are not so many.
    Having rubbed elbows with members of the Corps periodically for twenty-five years, and flirted rather seriously with going in that direction at one point, I have a pretty good sense of the strengths and warts.  On balance, I admire the organization tremendously, and I also admire many of the qualities the Corps has instilled in so many individual members.
    A salute to an organization that has set the standard for service since its inception; and to its members who serve today.