Come out to the Backyard Waco at 511 South 8th Street Waco, Texas 76706 on May 31, 2019 at 1800 to gather with our fellow Marines! TunTavern.2ndqtr.Apr-June2019 Below is the view of the bar from the front. It is right across the street from the Veterans Affairs regional center near the Silos of Magnolia.
After the revolution was completed, the colonies were unsure if they could govern themselves. Due to this, George Washington received a letter from Colonel Lewis Nicola asking that he become a King. The strength of George Washington's character and conviction shined through. America exists because of this man. On May 22, 1782, George Washington responded … Continue reading George Washington denies a Crown
I know, I know, it's an Army thing, but listen to what General Douglass MacArthur said when he was awarded the Thayer Award by West Point Military Academy. It's really good...even if it came from a soldier. From a speech given to the cadets at West Point on May 12, 1962. "Duty. Honor. Country. those … Continue reading Duty, Honor, Country
by Jeff Dacus of the Journal of the American Revolution. In the summer of 1775, George Washington assumed command of the Continental Army outside Boston and immediately began the process of organizing his forces. He demanded strength returns of all the regiments and an accounting of supplies available. In August, Washington learned that instead of 308 … Continue reading Gunpowder, the Bahamas, and the First Marine Killed in Action
Some thoughts of Thomas Jefferson on patriotism. "To preserve the peace of our fellow citizens, promote their prosperity and happiness, reunite opinion, [and] cultivate a spirit of candor, moderation, charity, and forbearance toward one another are objects calling for the efforts and sacrifices of every good man and patriot. Our religion enjoins it, our happiness … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson on Patriotism
On April 14, 2004, Marine Corporal Jason Dunham was talking about how best to survive a hand grenade. Corporal Dunham suggested covering it with a kevlar helmet. A rifle squad leader, who had grown up as a star athlete in NY, Dunham earned the Medal of Honor while helping a convoy which was ambushed by … Continue reading 1st Marine Corps Medal of Honor in Iraq
No more just snapping to attention for the Marines’ Hymn ― the commandant has directed Marines to sing it out loud Marines better make sure they remember all the words to the Marines’ Hymn come April 15, because the top Marine wants you to sing it out loud when it’s played, according to Marine officials. … Continue reading Get your Singing Voice Ready!