Eagle, Globe & Anchor 

Leatherneck's Monthly Newsletter 

July 4, 2006

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.

At 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.

In 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 Independence.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The 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 hymns.... Read More

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Veteran's Loyalty...Follow-Up

At 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 More

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Leatherneck Affiliate Program

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Membership has it's Privileges
30,000+ Members can't be wrong

In June Leatherneck went over 30,000 register members. No smoke, no mirrors, no use of deceased names of Marines to boost stats. Simply a Marine community owned by a Marine with honor and integrty.

Leatherneck is continuously developing new tools and features to enhance our community. We are constantly upgrading, testing and launching various features on Leatherneck. One of newest features is paid membership. With different levels of paid membership, you obtain access to special features, tools, discounts and give-aways. In addition, you can feel good knowing that your membership dollars are spent to take care of Marines  which is Leatherneck's #1 priority!

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Latest Leatherneck Discussions

1. The Warrior Fund
2. An utterly disrecpectful cartoon of the Marine Corps emblem!!!
3. Makes me wanna PUKE !!!
4. Let them starve then...
5. Enough about the "Brothers" How about the "Sisters"???

Latest Leatherneck News

1. 'Gunrunners' celebrate 35th birthday at Al Asad
2. 24th MEU ACE celebrates squadron birthday
3. Tattoos: How much is too much
4. Logistics det delivers kitchens to Iraqi soldiers
5. Marines learn to save lives

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Latest Poll

What do you think of John Murtha?

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Latest Poolee Discussion

1. Future performances of Silent Drill Platoon
2. Hearing Question
3. What are your favourite Patriotic songs?
4. Question about fraternization
5. Do I Have What It Takes?

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Latest EZINE Articles

1. The Forgotten Heroes amongst us…
2. Talking To A Wall
3. Hero
4. Enough with the BS!

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Who are you?

Leatherneck has created an advanced member profile system. Our new system allows members to input information based on whether you are a Marine, family member, poolee, friend or spouse. This is system includes a profile picture and your very own photo gallery.

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In This Issue

1. Independence Day
2. Veteran's Loyalty...Follow-Up
3. Affiliate Program
4. Membership
5. Leatherneck's Latest
6. Who Are you?
7. Latest Arcade Games
8. Leatherneck EZINE
9. Quote of the Month

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Latest Arcade Games

1. Frogger
2. Qbert
3. Banana Barrage
4. Battleship
5. Blast Billiards
6. Burger Time
7. Donkey Kong 
8. Missle Command
9. Ms Pacman
10. Paintballing

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Leatherneck EZINE

If you haven't visited the EZINE section of Leatherneck.com, you don't know what you are missing. This new section has become one of the most popular areas on Leatherneck. Our stories are exciting, enticing and will captivate any Marine. You can view the EZINE HERE.

If you get a second, send an email to our authors and let them know they are doing a great job.

Semper Fi,
Jerry Shaffer

Founder & Director of Leatherneck.com




Quote of the Month
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years."
James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy

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