Marine Corps Birthday November 10 2012

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Marine Corps Birthday November 10 2012

November 10, 2012 marks the 237th "birthday" of the United States Marine Corps.   Marines all over the world will take time out to celebrate this event with ceremonies, balls and the like.

It is no surprise to anyone that  has been reading my blogs for sometime that I am a proud former member of the United States Marine Corps.     usmc

But, what you might not know is that I have been a Marine since I was born.   Yes, my Dad, Armando Palmieri was a Marine during WWII and also the Korean Conflict.    (P.S. If you click that link it will bring you to a really cool story. )    I was born shortly after that.

As a child I remember hearing the Marine Corps Hymn long before I remember hearing Mary had a Little Lamb.  

Who the hell knows what my first words actually were!!    I laugh loudly at that.   I also feel an immense bit of pride at the thought of, instead of hearing nursery rhymes, hearing and feeling the esprit de corps that was to run through my veins for years.     I most certainly was a Marine before they actually pinned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor on my lapel!  

Today... November 10... is the day that all Marines know to be the birthday of their Corps.   It is the day when they give to each other that knowing nod, and you might hear those that know them say,

Semper Fi... Happy Birthday Marine.    

The history of the Marine Corps

is important to us all, not just to those that have served, but for those that appreciate the freedoms that the United States has to offer. 

We can never really know the sacrifices of those who have served, but we can appreciate that which we know.   


Semper Fi Marines.







 

Comments (18)

Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents
WOW!! I had no idea about this, thank you for the heads up and keep up the good work and good luck with your business, E
Nov 09, 2012 09:55 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Carol Ann..... suggested.... this is what veterans day is all about.... my thanks and best to Milo....and you know you're at the top of the list with everyone in our office, especially me....

Nov 09, 2012 09:58 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Thank you Ed and Tracy.  

Nov 09, 2012 10:00 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Barbara.  I will tell Milo and THANK YOU.

Nov 09, 2012 10:01 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Carol Ann: I agree with Barbara and I also suggested this...a fitting tribute as we honor veterans this weekend.  I loved the story about your dad...he and the other brave men who fought for our freedoms are heroes to me!

Nov 09, 2012 10:10 PM
Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"

Great Post Carol Ann, A special thanks to your father for serving in WWII and also the Korean! I served in The Marine Corps for 6 years. I spoke at the Marine Corps Ball last year, unfortunately with NAR going on this weekend, I will not be able to attend. Happy Birthday to The US Marine Corps and to all that served
Semper Fidelis

Nov 09, 2012 10:37 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Semper Fi Cal Gal. Our family lost a young marine this year in Afghanistan...he died fighting for what he believed in and that is comfort for his mother. Needless to say, he is on our minds this weekend. We need to honor our veterans year round - as usual, this is a wonderful post from you.

Nov 10, 2012 12:11 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Wow this is fantastic and I'm suggesting also. This is what Veterans Day is all about!!

Nov 10, 2012 12:46 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Thank you Anita.   Milo is a very cool guy. 

Nov 10, 2012 12:46 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Frank.  Thank you.   Semper Fi.

Nov 10, 2012 12:47 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Debb.   Thank you.  Please extend my condolences to your family for the loss of their true American hero.    Words can not express the gratitude we feel.   

Nov 10, 2012 12:49 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Dorie.  Thank you and I appreciate the click!

Nov 10, 2012 12:50 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Wonderful tribute to the Marine Corps Carol Ann...you are always tops in my book & congrats on putting this front and center..my dad was a Marine & I always knew it!

Nov 10, 2012 02:31 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Carol,

 

If I remember correctly you are a Marine.. So Semper Fi... Happy Birthday Marine.    Great blog about the Marines and I will suggest your blog and give it aGoogle +1.. Thank your dad and your self for your service to our great nation.

Nov 10, 2012 04:18 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Ginny.  Thank you.  I'll be you did know it too!   

Nov 10, 2012 06:12 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi thanks Bob.   Appreciate your thoughts.

Nov 10, 2012 06:13 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Carol Ann, Happy Veterans Day and Marine birthday.  I have seen the Marines on the various sports venues!  Is this where you learned how to fly?  I cannot imagine going through the training and the discipline.   You have my respect girl friend!

Nov 10, 2012 09:37 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Carol Ann, I had heard earlier in the day that it was the birthday of 'The Corp"'. Congratulations to you as well.

Nov 10, 2012 10:39 AM

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