Marine Corps Poem for Retirement

Award Wording Details

RECIPIENT NAME

Retiring after 28 Years of Service
From the United States Marines

It is the marine, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the marine, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the marine, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the marine, not the lawyer, who has given us a right to a fair trial.

It is the marine, like RECIPIENT NAME,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And who gave self-sacrificing
Loyalty to his country.

HAPPY RETIREMENT!