Three of my children graduate from Young Marine Bootcamp today. It is also the 49th Birthday of the Young Marines. I am very proud of my Young Marines. One of them will be meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. They are all nervous, speculating on which one it will be. They were the only recruits this session. They have learned close order drill, Young Marine Corp History, marching, teamwork and self-discipline.
The Young Marine Obligation:From this day forward I sincerely promiseSemper Fidelis!
I will set an example for all other youth to follow
And I shall never do anything that will bring disgrace or dishonor upon my God,
my country and it's flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines
These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon
them and myself.
The Young Marine Creed1. I will obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.Congratulations Young Marines! Hoorah!
2. To keep myself neat at all times without others telling me to.
3. Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my Faith.
4. Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home or at play.
5. Remember that having self-discipline will enable me to control my body and mind in
case of an emergency.
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