We thank you for your
Honor, Courage & Commitment.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your
God will be with you wherever you go.”
May God Watch Over You & Protect You Always!
Creed of the United States Marine
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is
my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must
fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying
to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds
we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that
it is the hits that count. We will hit...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as
a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its
accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the
ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms,
my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready.
We will become part of each other. We will...
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders
of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors
of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace!