Happy 235th Birthday United States Marine Corp From New Warrior Training

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Today marks the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corp. For 235 years, these brave men and women, have dedicated themselves to protecting the freedom of the United States, as well, as its allies.

The Marines have always captured my attention, via their tenacity, dedication, patriotism, and overall reputation for being some of the baddest you-know-whats on the planet. Movies such as Full Metal Jacket (one of my favorites of all time), Born On The Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Dead Presidents, and Jarhead portrayed theses leathernecks in such light.

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Being involved in the world of health & fitness, I can truly appreciate the physical training of the men and women of the Marines. It’s no joke. I often find it comical when I see fitness instructors, who have never served a day in any branch of the armed services, sporting fatigues purchased at the local Army-Navy store, Salvation Army, or Target, screaming at their clients at the crack of dawn, as if they are gearing
their clients up for war.

I have too much respect for these brave soldiers to profit off of this great big game of “dress up” or “pretend.” I’m sure most of the fitness instructors would not last 1 week in a real military boot camp. What these fine individuals do for our country, and the world, in the name of freedom, is not a game. As a matter of fact, last week, citizens of the U.S. exercised one of these freedoms  voting  in the mid-term elections.

Tomorrow, the U.S. will celebrate Veteran’s Day. Therefore, I am dedicating today’s blog post to the men and women of the United States Marine Corp. I am truly grateful for all that you do for us, and take this time to honor you by celebrating 235 years of excellence, courage, and dedication. Happy birthday, United States Marine Corp.  Ooh Rah!

Semper Fi!

Here is a tribute video of the men and women training, during a “true” bootcamp session, as well as other photos of Marines being active in the field. Lastly, please share your thoughts and birthday wishes to the U.S. Marine Corp in the comments section. However, please note, this is not the time or forum, to fight over personal views regarding the war. Please leave comments in regards to honoring our U.S. Marines.