Al and Cal Homes and Community: Semper Fi! Today is the 236th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps!

Semper Fi! Today is the 236th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps!

Semper Fi!    Today is the 236th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps!


Anyone
that knows me knows that the first song I can remember hearing is the Marine Corps Hymn!   My Dad, a member of CoB, Engineer Battalion, 4th Marines, saw action in the Marshall Islands including Iwo Jima and then later   Korea.   

He survived, he married Mom and had a family, but the Marine Corps was still a part of him and consequently became a part of our lives.   The Marine Corps Hymn we learned and sang on the way to the beach or anytime we were in the car for some time.   In fact, the neighborhood kids knew the song by heart too!  USMC LOGO

We had the "Marine" blanket to shield us from the wind in a make shift lean to when hanging out and  picnicking at Duxbury beach.    We were taught to always have a sandwich or piece of fruit in our pockets.  I actually think I knew a few of the general orders way back then!  We knew how to make a bunk so tight Dad could bounce a quarter off it and we knew what a "Doc" was.  We knew what Honor was, and we knew what esprit De corps meant,  but that was the extent of it back then.   May be a little different than others, but we had a sense of belonging, even though it wasn't us that belonged!

As you know the United States Marine Corps is considered the elite fighting force of the United States.   I know there will be some that will beg to differ and I can understand that.   But no one will disagree that the Marines stand tall in defense of our nation and are there and ready when we need them.   

Today is the 236th Birthday of the US Marines.   This is a big deal to all of us that call ourselves Marines, former or current.  

So, If you see a former or current Marine today.   Give them a nod, and shout out "Semper Fi!"   My guess is that you will receive a big smile in return.


Semper Fi Marines!

 

 

 



Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

Remax Executive Realty

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Comment balloon 20 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • November 10 2011 07:21AM

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hoo- RAH! Now drop for 50. Fitting blog with Veterans Day approaching.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 7 years ago

Sorry Andrew...the Marines' motto is SEMPER FI - Semper Fidelis - ALWAYS Faithful * Now it is time for them to sponsor a NASCAR Cup team!  YEAH!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) almost 7 years ago

Really great blog and very timely. You are obviously proud of your Dad.  Semper Fi!

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 7 years ago

lol, I love the comment from Wallace to Andy!  lets get it right!  What a fabulous blog.  Thank you- SEMPER FI

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) almost 7 years ago

Cal ....Thanks for the reminder! My daughter is engaged to one ...I will have to give him a call today!

Have a great one!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 7 years ago

Carol Ann: Very fitting the Marine Corps birthday coincides with Veterans Day.  Semper Fi to your dad and all others who proudly call/called themselves Marines!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 7 years ago

Good morning, Carol Ann.....what a beautiful post but all of your posts are so well written .....please tell Milo I said "semper fi"..... and Semper Fi to you, not only a proud marine family member, but also a proud marine...... suggested....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 7 years ago

Hi Andy.   Thanks for reading.

 

Hi Wallace.    You have it right! 

 

Thank you Kathy.  I am.    Semper Fi.

 

Hi Cindy.   Semper Fi.

 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Hi Rob.   That's cool.   

 

Thanks Anita.  I'll be sure to tell him.

 

 

 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Good Morning Barbara.   Thank you!    I will tell Milo you gave him the nod.  He will love it.    Thank you for the S, too!  

 

 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Semper Fi to you and your dad Cal - proud and rightfully so...nicely written. I agree with Barbara and will also hit the magic button.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 7 years ago

Terrific post Cal, Semper Fi to you and your dad and thanks for your service.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales a (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) almost 7 years ago

Hi Carol,

Terrific post and I realized it was the 236 h Bday this moooorning and was going to write a short blog and then Iread your exellent blog. Great job and yes the Marines are the elite fighting force of the US. I would put the Navy Seals in the same class but both are the top of the top. Thank you and thank your father for serving this great country.

 

Semper Fi Marines!


Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 7 years ago

Hi Debb.    Thank you for your kind words and for hitting the magic button of course!! 

 

Hi Al.    Thank you too!!!

 

Hi Bob.    Told Dad you said so!    I agree those Navy Seals are something as are all service men and women.   Thank you!!!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Carol Ann, how wonderful it is for all the Marines today....i was brought up in Semper Fi nation...my dad also was on Iwo Jima...it is wonderful to give tribute to them!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Hi Ginny.   Thanks.   Was your Dad attached to a Marine Division?   I attended the 65th commemoration of the battle of Iwo in DC a couple of years ago and met many Marines, Navy and Airmen that fought for that piece of ground.    Moved me to tears and that experience touched my soul and changed me forever.    I salute your Dad.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 7 years ago

Hmmm, once a Marine, Always a Marine they say :)!  The Marine birthday was celebrated all over the place here in San Antonio!  My step father was (a former) Marine!  Semper Fi woman :)!  

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 7 years ago

Dear Carol-Ann

Thank you so much for this tribute. My cousin was at Iwo Jima as well...
SEMPER FI...always faithful
and to be admired.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 7 years ago

Hi Brenda.   A bit late on the take, but thanks girl!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi janeAnne.   Thanks for commenting.    I appreciate your cousin.   Those men were amazing!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

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