Jump on over to Charles French Words Reading blog. His site is filled with some cool and interesting stuff. While your there, drop a Happy birthday in support to all our military brothers and sisters.
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps, who are on this day 244 years old. This branch of the Armed Forces of the United States has a long and distinguished history. They will always have a special place in my heart, because my father was a Marine in World War II.
The Marine Corps is a family, and I saw this clearly one day, when my father was dying of cancer. His body had become a tiny version of the man he had been. He had taken to wearing his Marine Corps cap, and two young men in their uniforms, clearly just out of boot camp, saw him. We had been out for a small meal in my home town of Easton, PA, and they approached him and began a conversation with him about his experiences. Then one young man asked me with complete courtesy if…
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