They run not away, but towards
They stand undaunted, brave.
They protect, defend.
They stand proud, firm in resolve,
They arrive first, stay till the end.
They fight with honor, resolve unshakable.
They fear nothing, face anything.
Their code of brotherhood unbreakable,
they are the rare breed.
You walk by them in the streets, never knowing
You will only see them in times of crisis, big or small.
Shoulders back, head held high, confidence in every line.
The unsung, unheralded, everyday hero.
Your barber, your mechanic, your friend, your spouse.
Your police officer, fireman, doctor or nurse.
Everywhere they stand – The Few, The Proud, The Marines.
Thank you Active Duty and Veterans for your service, for protecting my freedoms, my family, my country. For over two hundred years …. Semper Fi.
Thank you Tonnie. You have not gone unnoticed. You inspire me everyday. Once and always a Marine.