Eagle, Globe & Anchor
Leatherneck's Monthly Newsletter
Independence Day 2006
Happy 4th of July!
Independence Day is the national
holiday of the United States of
America commemorating the signing
of the Declaration of Independence
by the Continental Congress on July
4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
the time of the signing the US consisted
of 13 colonies under the rule of
England's King George III. There
was growing unrest in the colonies
concerning the taxes that had to
be paid to England. This was commonly
referred to as "Taxation without
Representation" as the colonists
did not have any representation
in the English Parliament and had
no say in what went on. As the unrest
grew in the colonies, King George
sent extra troops to help control
any rebellion. In 1774 the 13 colonies
sent delegates to Philadelphia Pennsylvania
to form the First Continental Congress.
The delegates were unhappy with
England, but were not yet ready
to declare war.
April 1775 as the King's troops
advanced on Concord Massachusetts
Paul Revere would sound the alarm
that "The British are coming,
the British are coming" as
he rode his horse through the late
night streets. The battle of Concord
and its "shot heard round the
world" would mark the unofficial
beginning of the colonies war for
first large observance was held
that year at Arlington National
Cemetery, across the Potomac River
from Washington, D.C.
ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped
veranda of the Arlington mansion,
once the home of Gen. Robert E.
Lee. Various Washington officials,
including Gen. and Mrs. Uylsses
S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies.
After speeches, children from the
Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home
and members of the GAR made their
way through the cemetery, strewing
flowers on both Union and Confederate
graves, reciting prayers and singing
Ease, Devil Dogs! The intent of this article
was not to divide our own community, but
to bring attention to Vets that are in positions
to help all Vets, but do nothing regardless
of what uniform or branch they served in.
As I stated in the article, “I do
not mean to offend my reserve Marine brothers
or sisters, especially the young enlisted
Marines. Their intentions are honorable
and their service is valued”. I believe
the reserves are changing and rapidly acquiring
the reputation it had during WWII and Korea
as a result of their involvement in Iraq
and Afghanistan. There is no question there
have been Reserve Units that have perform
in an exemplary manner during operations
in both Gulf Wars with individual acts of
bravery that are now apart of Marine Corps
history and legend. We are all Marines first
and foremost regardless of designation or
MOS; we all earned the right to wear the
Eagle Globe and anchor the same hard way.
But this does not excuse some; like Congressman
Murtha and others, Reserve or Regular, who
seemingly use the Marine title for other
than honorable purposes and fail to tend
to the needs of there fellow Veterans for
whatever reason when they are in a position
that can influence change. Here is a small
example of what I was referring to:... Read
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In This Issue
2. Veteran's Loyalty...Follow-Up
3. Affiliate Program
5. Leatherneck's Latest
6. Who Are you?
7. Latest Arcade Games
8. Leatherneck EZINE
9. Quote of the Month
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