On the tenth day of November
In Seventeen Seventy-Five
Two Battalions were formed
And the Marine Corps came alive.
The Continental Congress
Had passed a resolution
For a landing force for the fleet
A new Navy Institution.
Since that day so long ago
Through all conflicts of our Nation
They’ve fueled stories and folklore
And stirred the imagination.
They’re usually the first to go
The "spearhead" of the fight
Some who heard they were coming
Have turned tail and took flight.
They’ve offered up, gave their All
And that continues to this day
Standing tall, marching forth
To show others, Freedom’s way.
Del "Abe" Jones
©used with permission