Happy Birthday, USMC

Taking a break from the regularly scheduled San Diego update (I know, you're all itching to hear and see pics) for a little Marine Corps bus-nazz.

So here we are at 235 years. First and foremost, thank you to all of our Marines out there. (All our service members, of course, but hey, it's the USMC Birthday!) You guys are doing a wonderful thing for our nation and I am so proud of you and what you do.
Thank you to my babe for his service and sacrifice. You make me proud to say I am your wife. I am honored that you chose me to share your life with and to be the mother of our beautiful daughter. I don't think I can ever say how thankful I am to have you and how proud I really am of you.
Thank you to all those who have gone before and after him, you are true heroes.

I would like to share a few things with you in celebration of this.
First, I received an email about a new channel on Hulu.
The founder of GreatAmericans.com has informed me that Hulu now has a patriotic station! And if you're curious
"www.greatamericans.com, is an online video portal dedicated to telling the inspiring stories of Americans in uniform" and you should definitely check it out. See some motivational videos and appreciate all that those in the service have done for you.
You also might wanna check out ArmyStrongStories.com (I know, this is my Marine Corps birthday post, but I'm gonna wrap Veteran's day into it a little bit as well considering it's right around the corner) Anyway, they have invited people to go on the site and not only read the stories but share their own stories of the veterans in their lives - all service branches. I've met the folks that work for Army Strong Stories, and they are some really cool people. Head here to share your story.

Ok, back to my Marines. This is a pretty awesome video of a gunny from 1/6 (Jonny's battalion!) getting his Marines pumped and ready for Marjah (language, remember, Marines... war...)

And the new Marine Corps recruitment commercial. Those recruitment commercials always get me feeling so motivated

And let's not forgot the Valor-IT contest is still going on, so get those donations pumping in honor of these fine men and what they do for this country!

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  1. I love that new Marines commercial. Thanks for sharing the links, and the videos with us! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

    Thinking about you every day, as always.

  2. i love military commercials...any branch, always make me want to join. haha.

  3. Mrs P., I found your web site via Mabry. I had sent them a care package and watch some of the videos and then heard about your Cpl Porto.
    Proud daugher of a Marine,
    Lori P.

  4. Thank you for this blog! Every word of it! Nothing will every bring back your husband, but know that he, and the countless others who have fallen and have yet to fall, will never be forgotten!

  5. A toast, to all Marines both past and present:

    The wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
    The love of a staunch true man,
    The love of a baby, unafraid,
    Have existed since time began.
    But the greatest of loves,
    The quintessence of loves,
    Even greater than that of a mother,
    Is the tender, passionate, infinite love,
    Of one drunken Marine for another.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, brothers.
    Not as lean, TWICE as mean, former Marine!!!

  6. Happy birthday from one Marine wife to another. Blessings on you and your little one. Your story is amazing and I applaud you mama! ;)

    @ http://abbischmidt.blogspot.com

  7. oh I just read some posts and the text " about me ".
    I cry :(
    I went trough a war and lost so many persons.

    You are so powerfull. Don`t give ip

    xo lala


  8. Really loved the Gunny vid... made the goosebumps stand up on my arm, and the pride surge through my heart.


  9. Your courage is inspiring. I was a military wife for 21 years, during the Vietnam era. My heart goes out to you but I want you to know how much I admire your devotion to your precious little girl. Your husband would be so proud of you.

  10. Awe I love that video. It shows the real side to things. That adorable little puppy doesn't hurt either.

  11. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts with us. Your blog is so inspiring to me. I am a member of the Soldier's Angels organization and I am thrilled that I found your blog. I actually have a post linking to your blog stating that "This is why I do what I Do"
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  12. I could tell that we’re on the same interest and obsession. Good to know someone I could share my ideas. Looking forward to know and learn some more from you. I'll be glad to share my own thoughts to you soon. Thank you for sharing such valuable articles. More power!


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