Today I celebrate; I celebrate the 247th birthday of our Marine Corps. I celebrate today in the middle of a tropical storm! I celebrate the camaraderie of the Corps and all the amazing friends I have met throughout my days in the Marine Corps. I celebrate the legacy of the Marine Corps and those marines who came before us. Today is a day of celebration. Although rainy, I still celebrate.
I pray that you and your family are doing well. As we reflect on the events of the past year, take a moment to reflect on those Marines who have passed away this past year and all those Marines who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Support and pray for those Marines on active duty today. Times are changing as I reflect on my days in the 'ol Corps' a term I thought I'd never use. To all my friends I lift my glass and say "Semper Fidelis!" Have a great day as we celebrate this 247th anniversary of our Corps.
Happy Birthday Marines!
Fred "Geier the Flier"
Retired and still trying to play golf!