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"We Remember"

Country music artist Dwayne O'Brien performed his song "We Remember" at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. I hope that you'll share this with friends and family who appreciate America's aviation legacy and all that our country's airborne warriors have done to defend our country.

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will long to return!"
 
 
HIGH FLIGHT
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew . . .
And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
 
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A United States Marine
by Hershey S. Gehris

I am a United States Marine
My Tenets are Duty, Honor, and Commitment
in services to God, Country, and Corps.
No matter the Cost;
No matter the Sacrifice
Even to the last full measure;
I will do my Duty.
I will Honor the traditions of those Marines
who have gone before me;
As they have passed to me so will I pass to those who follow,
The sword of Freedom, the banner of Courage,
The unblemished Honor of the Corps.
For service without Honor is not our tradition.
I will serve with Honor.
I will be, at all times, always faithful
To my Corps, my Division,
To my Regiment, my Company
To my Platoon, my Squad,
To my Fire-team, and to these Tenets
I will be Committed.
I am a United States Marine
I am neither an Ex-Marine nor a Former Marine,
I am or I am not!
For a Marine, there is no middle ground.

I am a United States Marine
!

H & S 1/8
1963