Today my beloved Corps is 238 years old. I thought about writing a long elaborate prose about the Corps, it’s ethos, it’s legend, mythology and culture. Instead I realized that there is one quote, from a woman who by all accounts despised the Corps, that sums it up very well.
“The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Happy birthday Mother Green.