I just want to take a few moments to wish the men and women of the United States Marine Corps a happy and peaceful 239th birthday.
In the early 1980s, I had the privilege of serving as a Marine. It was one of the toughest and most demanding challenges I'd ever faced, but one that helped shape who I am and how I see the world. And I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.
Semper Fidelis, my brothers and sisters.