US Marines....And Many More..

Real Estate Agent with Cherimie Crane & Associates

They have come a long way from the tavern in Philadelphia where the Corps was founded 233 years ago. Beaufort is so proud to be able to join in celebrating such an amazing birthday.

As non-military, my appreciation is from a different perspective, but true just the same.

Dear Marines,

Thank you for waking at 3am so that I can sleep as long as I like.

Thank you for going to scary places so I don't have to go.

Thank you for sacrificing time with your family, so that mine can freely meet.

Thank you for believing in our country even when everyone else does not.

I am so fortunate to live in Beaufort, SC where just across the deep water of the Beaufort River, is a constant reminder of the few, and the proud.

Happy Birthday US Marine Corps!.....and many more.


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Comments (12)

Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Good morning Cherimie.  Are you across from a base?  Fort Sumter (sp?) perhaps?


Nov 06, 2008 10:41 PM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Good Morning Ken,

I am located across the Intracoastal Waterway (aka Beaufort River) from Parris Island Marine Base. Parris Island is actually one of the most beautiful of Sea Islands.

It is definitely a weekend of celebration.

Nov 06, 2008 10:45 PM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Cherimie - What a beautiful open letter to the Marines!  I can only hope that they read it!  They deserve all of the thanks in the world....

Nov 06, 2008 10:54 PM
Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals


They absolutely deserve our admiration, our respect and our deepest gratitude!

I wish more people realized just how much of their wonderful lives they owe to a soldier. From all of us that do,

Thank you!

Nov 06, 2008 11:02 PM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC


Thanks for stopping by! They truly deserve a sincere "thank you".


You are absolutely right!!!

Nov 06, 2008 11:12 PM
Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

Happy Birthday

Semper Fi
Sean Allen

Nov 06, 2008 11:25 PM
Dione Sage
Nova Home Loans - Gilbert, AZ

Cherimie, What a beautiful blog post. Happy Birthday to the Corp and I too thank them and all the other branches of our military for doing everyday what they do so I can safely live day to day with the freedoms and rights they defend for me.

Nov 07, 2008 12:57 AM
Kevin McGourty
Realty ONE Group - Phoenix, AZ

Very nice little tribute. And, of course, they have the best theme song in the world -- "From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli...."

Nov 07, 2008 03:14 AM
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

Nice post - I so greatly value the military and their sacrifice, to some the ultimate sacrifice. I pray our country supports our troops whether we agree with what they do or not.  Because it isn't their decision where to go.  It was their decision to serve, and for that they deserve our undying respect and gratitude.

Nov 07, 2008 07:16 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Great video, Cherimie!  Happy 233rd, USMC. 

Nov 07, 2008 09:52 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


Very nice post.  We should be thankful for the sacrifices they make.  Freedom is never free.


Nov 07, 2008 02:46 PM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Having spent many years as a military wife, it is heart warming for me to read a post like this.

Nov 09, 2008 01:16 AM