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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Always Faithful

Being a former Marine myself and having a son who is a Marine currently serving in Iraq, I have an addiction to all things Marine Corps. So my readers will just have to bear with me from time to time when I post these kinds of things. They strike close to my heart. This poem was written by Master Sergeant Bill F. Dial, USMC and was in the latest issue of Leatherneck magazine. The Marine Corps Motto is Semper Fidelis which means Always Faithful.

Always Faithful

He is part of the finest fighting force
The world has ever seen.
All know his reputation;
He is a United States Marine.

He is the kid from New York City.
The farm boy from Tennessee
Now he is a member of the chosen few -
Not the young kid he used to be.

He's called on to do our country's bid.
In the air, on land and sea,
And pay the price he has to pay
To keep our nation free.

He wishes no ill toward any man,
Yet he will firmly stand his ground
For his God, his country, his family.
To these he is duty-bound.

In wars he has grown weary;
In peacetime he has grown gray.
He has guarded our homeland for many years,
And he is still here today.

As the world gets more confusing,
One thing on which you can depend;
There will always be the U.S. Marines,
And our way of life they'll defend.

Should you get the chance to thank them
And look them in the eye,
Dont't be surprised if they return your thanks,
And tell you humbly, "Semper Fi".
MSgt Billy F. Dial, USMC

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