Always grateful

Semper Fi magazine cover

One of the magazines Hammock has the honor to publish is Semper Fi, the national magazine of The Marine Corps League, a congressionally-charted national auxiliary organization founded in 1923 that promotes and preserves the spirit and traditions of all Marines who serve in, or who have ever served in, the U.S Marine Corps. Today it is veterans day in the U.S. I think of the hundreds of Marines (once a Marine, always a Marine — there are no “former Marines”) we have featured on the pages of Semper Fi when I thank veterans — Marines, and all veterans of the U.S. military — for their service in preserving and protecting the freedoms we hold dear.

  • I heard yesterday that the Marine Corps was created before the nation itself – 1775 vs 1776 for the country. The Continental Congress thought it necessary to authorize fighting men before arguing over the contents of the constitution and establishing a country. But thinking about it, I guess that makes sense, you have to fight to become a country before you are one.

    Aside: this is a big comment box (in IE7) with a scroll area about 1/3 of the height of the comment box area. Unusual.

  • Thanks, Jim. Who uses IE7? — just kidding.

  • jimvoorhies

    Heh. I didn't pick it. All our apps only run in IE7. Big on Microsoft are we.

  • I heard yesterday that the Marine Corps was created before the nation itself – 1775 vs 1776 for the country. The Continental Congress thought it necessary to authorize fighting men before arguing over the contents of the constitution and establishing a country. But thinking about it, I guess that makes sense, you have to fight to become a country before you are one.

    Aside: this is a big comment box (in IE7) with a scroll area about 1/3 of the height of the comment box area. Unusual.

  • Thanks, Jim. Who uses IE7? — just kidding.

  • jimvoorhies

    Heh. I didn't pick it. All our apps only run in IE7. Big on Microsoft are we.