Remembering Veterans and Devil Dogs

Tomorrow is Veterans Day but today we observe it. Veterans Day is set aside to honor all who have served in the armed forces (as opposed to Memorial Day when we honor those who have died in combat), so today is a good day to go over to Operation Shoebox and send a care package to a soldier. An interesting observation on the impact of technology in a soldier’s life, ink cartridges are highly requested items in Iraq and Afghanistan, you can get a recycle box from Shoebox and send in your old cartridges for reuse.

Today is also the birthday of the United States Marine Corps, which on November 10, 1775 was created by an act of the Continental Congress and since then the Marines have fought in every conflict the U.S. was involved with, including fighting Barbary pirates along the “Shores of Tripoli.”