In His Honor

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” – President Ronald Reagan

Today, on Veterans Day, I would like to honor all of our service men and women. Those who have served and those who are serving now. Especially my brother, Captain James Byrne, USMC.

I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world! – General Douglas MacArthur, US Army

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle! – General Pershing, US Army

The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand. – Richard Harding Davis, war correspondent

A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons. -Admiral David Porter, USN

I can never again see a United States Marine without experiencing a feeling of reverence. – General Johnson, US Army

This will be the bloodiest fight in Marine Corps history. We’ll catch seven kinds of hell on the beaches, and that will be just the beginning. The fighting will be fierce, and the casualties will be awful, but my Marines will take the damned island. (concerning the upcoming attack on Iwo Jima)  – Lieutenant General Holland M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith, USMC

The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. LORD, how they could fight! – Major General Frank Lowe, US Army

This post would be deemed inadequate without honoring James’ wife – Susan. The miliary spouses deserve our respect for their sacrifice and courage too. Thank you Suzy for your bravery and support of James.

James and Suzy, I love you both very much and Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you for your sacrifice for our freedom.

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