As the Memorial Day weekend nears, let us look back over the years and remember those Marines that are no longer here. For some of us they were our childhood friends, for others the bond of friendship, comaraderie, and family began on the yellow footprints at MCRD San Diego, Parris Island, or the hills of OCS at Quantico. For almost 239 years, Marines have defended the best interests of our country at home and abroad. Remember the men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties that we indulge in everyday.
So when your securing your boat to your truck hitch and preparing to head to the lake, remember our Marines standing guard and presenting arms at the entrance of Heaven's gates.
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