Today I join our nation in remembering the birthday of the United States Marine Corps (The Dallas Cowboys of the armed forces *snark*). The Marines are a proud and glorious bunch and I respect that. By a strange twist of fate I ended up in the Army instead of the Marine Corps but that’s a story for another day.
Quite frankly there isn’t enough Marine Corps thinking in our world anymore. Pride, dedication, hard work, fortitude, all the things the Marines are known for are rapidly disappearing from our society. That’s a shame. Anyway if you are in Philly, the place to be is Cookies Tavern at 10th & Oregon where the Marines celebrate their history every year in typical Marine Corps style: They get drunk and beat each other up (I’M KIDDING). Seriously we all owe the Marines and all our service members a debt of gratitude for their incredible sacrifices on our behalf. Happy Birthday ladies. It’s your day, enjoy it.