Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

To all of our readers (subscribed and unsubscribed) have a Merry Christmas!  I want to take a minute to acknowledge those men and women in the United Stated and Allied Countries armed forces a special thank you for your service, for putting yourselves in harms way, for fighting for freedom and the dream that every man is free to pursue happiness, work hard and become something more for their family and for society and for themselves.  Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless you all!  Semper Fidelis!

US Army Creed

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.


I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat. 
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.


I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the 
United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.


US Navy Creed

I am a United States Sailor. 
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. 
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. 
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment. 
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.



US Marine Rifleman's Creed

The Creed of a United States Marine 
by MGen William H. Rupertus, USMC Retired 
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. 
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. 
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will... 


My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit... 


My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will... 


Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. 
So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace!



US Airman's Creed
I am an American Airman.
I am a Warrior.
I have answered my Nation’s call.
I am an American Airman.

My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win.
I am faithful to a Proud Heritage,
A Tradition of Honor,
And a Legacy of Valor.
I am an American Airman.

Guardian of Freedom and Justice,
My Nation’s Sword and Shield,
Its Sentry and Avenger.
I defend my Country with my Life.
I am an American Airman.

Wingman, Leader, Warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind,
I will never falter,
And I will not fail.

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