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USMC 244th Birthday - scroll of General John A Lejeune’s 1921 Birthday message

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USMC 244th Birthday - scroll of General John A Lejeune’s 1921 Birthday message
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This was a scroll I was asked to make for PM LIght Tactical Vehicle yearly Marine Corps Birthday celebration at Quantico, Va

Happy 244th Birthday Marines

It contains the following.

MARINE CORPS ORDERS
No. 47 (Series 1921)
HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS
Washington, November 1, 1921

759. The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name “Marine”. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation’s foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.
In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term “Marine” has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.
This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as “Soldiers of the Sea” since the founding of the Corps.
JOHN A. LEJEUNE,
Major General Commandant
75705—2

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 11-10-2019 05:27 AM

I have got to get with you to make one of these for my son. I know he would be thrilled to hang it in his den.

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Woodbutcher3

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#2 posted 11-10-2019 12:05 PM

Burly Bob,

Easy project. Everything at the hardware store.

Two dowels
Four curtain rod ends (if you’re good enough you could turn them)
Two decorative cords
One can of gold spray paint
Printed scroll

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-11-2019 06:02 PM

Very nice work, Gunny!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bearpaw

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#4 posted 11-16-2019 10:01 PM

Semper Fi, Gunny.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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