Sunday, November 18, 2007

Marine Trivia

I've been asking the other parents for some ideas for the blog and one suggestion was to have some Marine trivia. So here is Marine trivia question #1.

I'll post the answer tomorrow. Pay attention, there might be a test later! :)

Has "Semper Fidelis" always been the Marine Corps motto?

Answer: No. According to the Marine Corps History Division, the Corps adopted "Semper Fidelis" as its official motto around 1883. "Fortitudine", meaning "With Fortitude", was the first motto, dating to the War of 1812. Later, "By Sea and Land", a translation of the British Royal Marines' "Per Mare, Per Terram", was adopted, followed by "To the Shores of Tripoli", which lasted until 1848 when the motto became "From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli".

No comments: