Saturday, October 24, 2009

Brazoria County Ring of Honor Memorial

In Brazoria County, Texas, the current memorial for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice is located inside the county courthouse. Unfortunately, this presents two problems. First, the memorial is too small to put all the names of the fallen. Second, due to security changes after 9/11/2001, the current memorial is inaccessible.

A new memorial has been designed to go outside the courthouse. Funds are being raised to get it built. The plan is to have it built soon, so that it can be dedicated on Veteran's Day 2010.

Please help by joining the cause on Facebook and inviting others so that the word gets out. If may also donate funds if you desire, but it is not mandatory.

Thank you and Semper Fi!

Friday, October 23, 2009

26 years ago today...

On October 23rd, 1983, the Marine Barracks in Beirut was bombed by terrorists killing or injuring 241 Marines, soldiers, and sailors. Please take a moment today to remember them and their families.

Semper Fi!

Marine Corps Rifleman's Creed

This is my rifle.
There are many like it,
but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend.
It is my life.
I must master it
as I must master my life.
My rifle without me is useless.
Without my rifle, I am useless.
I must fire my rifle true.
I must shoot straighter
than any enemy
who is trying to kill me.
I must shoot him,
before he shoots me.