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The eternal flame
that will burn until
all of our troops
come home!
I Salute all of the
men and
women, who have
payed the
ultimate sacrifice
to ensure mine
and America's
Freedom!  God
Bless you and your
families
UNITED STATES MARINE by Author Unknown
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean
We are proud to claim the title of
UNITED STATES MARINE

Our flags unfurled in every breeze
From dawn to setting sun
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun
From the snow of far off northern lands
To the sunny tropics scene
You'll find us always on the job the
UNITED STATES MARINES

Heres health to you and to our corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
and never lost our nerve
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on heaven's scene
They will find the streets are guarded by
UNITED STATES MARINES.
You Can Because You Think You Can

Everything is possible when you believe it's possible.
It's your mind that sets your limits.
What you envision you can do, you can do.

What your mind can conceive and believe,
your mind can achieve.
Success is actually a state of mind.

Start thinking of yourself as a success.
Believe in yourself.
Know in your heart, that you can do the job you've set out to do.

If you think you can, you can.
Author Unknown
The rules for being human
author unknown

When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's manual; these guidelines
make life work better.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's the only thing you
are sure to keep for the rest of your life.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called
"Life on Planet Earth". Every person or incident is the Universal Teacher.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation.
"Failures" are as much a part of the process as "success."

4. A lesson is repeated until learned. It is presented to you in various forms until
you learn it -- then you can go on to the next lesson.

5. If you don't learn easy lessons, they get harder. External problems are a
precise reflection of your internal state. When you clear inner obstructions, your
outside world changes. Pain is how the universe gets your attention.

6. You will know you've learned a lesson when your actions change. Wisdom is
practice. A little of something is better than a lot of nothing.

7. "There" is no better than "here." When your "there" becomes a "here" you
will simply obtain another "there" that again looks better than "here."

8. Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about
another unless it reflects something you love or hate in yourself.

9. Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas; you do the painting. Take
charge of your life - or someone else will.

10. You always get what you want. Your subconscious rightfully determines
what energies, experiences, and people you attract - therefore, the only
foolproof way to know what you want is to see what you have. There are no
victims, only students.

11. There is no right or wrong, but there are consequences. Moralizing doesn't
help. Judgments only hold the patterns in place. Just do your best.

12. Your answers lie inside you. Children need guidance from others; as we
mature, we trust our hearts, where the Laws of Spirit are written. You know
more than you have heard or read or been told. All you need to do is to look,
listen, and trust.

13. You will forget all this.

14. You can remember any time you wish.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don't do anything about it." ~ Albert Einstein
You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the
future.

The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.

Everything has beauty ... not everyone sees it.

If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you
have no today to be thankful for.

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.

To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.

Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.

Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.

Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits
the bestower.
A few more worthy, if irreverent, ponderables

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, or I may
not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just leave me the hell alone.

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a flat tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn. If you're going to steal your neighbor's paper,
that's the time to do it.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Don't be irreplaceable; if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

6. No one is listening until you make a mistake.

7. Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

8. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

9. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to
others.

10. It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without
your help.

11. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of loan
payments.

12. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That
way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

13. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

14. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he
will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

15. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably
worth it.

16. Don't squat with your spurs on.

17. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

18. If you drink, don't park; accidents cause people.

19. Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield.

20. Don't worry, it only seems kinky the first time.

21. Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
judgment.

22. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in
your pocket. (BTW, if you hadn't noticed yet, the odds are always in the house's
favor.)

23. Timing has an awful lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

24. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

25. Duct tape is like the force; it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the
universe together.

26. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

27. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your mouth is moving.

28. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
TO OUR FALLEN MARINE HEROES
Body:  Written by L. Winter, Proud Marine Mom

I heard of you today, not in a usual way,
I heard of the courage you displayed today.

Then I heard of your death that has come at such an early age,
Leaving us to weep and be full of rage.

You gave the highest gift that anyone can ever present,
And with your gift we know why you were sent.

For you were born for a more noble purpose than most of us could ever bear,
And, if life were fair...

You would still be with us knowing of your valuable worth,
To all of us here on earth.

But in God's divine plan, you left us to be of service in his highest realm.
You now are guarding his streets and taking your helm.

To watch over and see that other's are safe,
And brought home to their families, to be face to face.

We are debt to you always for being so brave,
You were put here at this time to show us how to save.

A country that needed to be free,
And now we have the need to see...

You safe in God's arms, full of body and health,
And acknowledging that one's worth is not of wealth.

But in the life you have given for someone else.
So rest for a while and gather yourself.

For God's angels are always on duty,
And you have achieved this rare and distinct beauty.

We salute you with tears in our eyes,
Because we now have to say goodbye.

You are at home where you are meant to be,
And yes, don't worry, we won't stop until all are free.

Your life has shown us there is a higher price to be paid,
For the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Until we meet again,
Semper Fidelis...to our fallen Marine heros.
We will never forget you.
WHAT IS AN AMERICAN  BY AUTHOR UNKNOWN
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in
Pakistan had published in a newspaper there an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any
American. So I just thought I would write to let them know what an American is, so they would know when
they found one.

An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An
American may also be African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab or Pakistani,
or Afghan.

An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, or one of the many other tribes
known as native Americans.

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims
in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of
them choose.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the
government, or to armed thugs claiming speak for the government and for God.

An American is from the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can
be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God-given right of each man and
woman to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their
time of need. When Afghanistan was overrun by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms
and supplies to enable the people to win back their country. As of the morning of September 11, Americans
had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.

An American does not have to obey the mad ravings of ignorant, ungodly, cruel, old men! American men
will not be fooled into giving up their lives to kill innocent people, so that these foolish old men may hold
on to power. American women are free to show their beautiful faces to the world, as each of them choose.

An American is free to criticize his government's officials when they are wrong, in his or her own opinion.
Then he is free to replace them, by majority vote. Americans welcome people from all lands, all cultures,
all religions, because they are not afraid. They are not afraid that their history, their religion, their beliefs,
will be overrun, or forgotten. That is because they know they are free to hold to their religion, their beliefs,
their history, as each of them choose.

And just as Americans welcome all, they enjoy the best that everyone has to bring, from all over the world.
The best science, the best technology, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the
best athletes. Americans welcome the best, but they also welcome the least. The national symbol of
America welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of  your teeming shores, the homeless,
tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America. Many of them were working in the twin
towers on the morning of September 11, earning a better life for their families.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao
Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world. But in doing so you would just be
killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the
embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

So look around you. You may find more Americans in your land than you thought were there. One day they
will rise up and overthrow the old, ignorant, tired tyrants that trouble too many lands. Then those lands too
will join the community of free and prosperous nations. And America will welcome them!
The Military Wife

The good Lord was creating a model for military wives and was into His sixth day of
overtime when an angel appeared.

She said, "Lord, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one.
What's wrong with the standard model?"

The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order.

She has to be completely independent, possess the qualities of both father and mother, be
a perfect hostess to four, or forty with an hour's notice, run on black coffee, handle every
emergency imaginable without a manual, be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is
pregnant and has the flu, and she must be willing to move to a new location ten times in
seventeen years.

And, oh yes, she must have six pairs of hands!" He said.

The angel shook her head, "Six pairs of hands? No way."

The Lord continued, "Don't worry, I will make other military wives to help her.

And I will give her an unusually strong heart so it can swell with pride in her husband's
achievements, sustain the pain of separations, beat soundly when it is overworked and
tired, and be large enough to say, 'I understand' when she doesn't and say 'I love you',
regardless."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his arm gently, "Go to bed and get some rest.
You can finish this tomorrow."

"I can't stop now," said the Lord. "I am so close to creating something unique.

Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can put up six unexpected guests for
the weekend, wave goodbye to her husband from a pier, a runway or a depot, and
understand why it's important that he leave."

The angel circled the model of the military wife, looked at it closely and sighed,
"It looks fine, but it's too soft."

"She might look soft," replied the Lord. "But she has the strength of a lion. You would
not believe what she can endure."

Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Lord's creation.

"There's a leak," she announced.

"Something is wrong with the construction. I am not surprised that it has cracked
You are trying to put too much into this model." The angel said.

The Lord appeared offended at the angel's lack of confidence.

"What you see is not a leak," He said. "It's a tear."

"A tear?" What is it there for?" asked the angel.

The Lord replied, "It's for joy, sadness, pain, disappointment, loneliness, pride, and a
dedication to all the values that she and her husband hold dear."

"You are a genius!" exclaimed the angel.

The Lord looked puzzled and replied,

"I didn't put it there."

Author Unknown
WELCOME HOME MARINE/SOLDIER
    
WELCOME HOME SOLDIER/MARINE
WE FINALLY GET TO SAY
YOU JUST DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD IT IS
TO FINALLY SEE YOUR FACE

WELCOME HOME SON
WE'VE MISSED YOU MORE EACH DAY
PLEASE LET OUR BOY COME HOME SAFE AND SOON
IS WHAT WE'D OFTEN PRAY

WELCOME HOME BROTHER
YOU'VE FILLED OUR HEARTS WITH PRIDE
THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW
IS SOMETHING WE JUST CAN'T HIDE

WELCOME HOME SOLDIER/MARINE
THE JOURNEYS' BEEN TOUGH AND LONG
BUT YOU FINALLY MADE IT BACK TO US
BACK HOME WHERE YOU BELONG
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