"Marines have a history.
They have fought in every major and minor engagement in which the United States of America has ever been involved.
Marines are the President's guard.
Marines are the best we have to offer as a nation.
Marines have a tradition.
Marines do not surrender.
Marines do not leave their dead on the battlefield.
Marines have an honor.
Marines die for that honor.
Marines are Americans in the highest sense.
Marines guard the very gates of Heaven."
--SGT Bill M. Brower, USMC