For Parents of Marines

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Discussion Forum

This ‘n That

Started by Marine Parents Inc. Last reply by Robert 6 hours ago. 37437 Replies

Verse of the Day.....

Started by knightmom (Kathi). Last reply by Mom-MI (Melissa) on Friday. 3768 Replies

LES/Leave Days

Started by momofDomin8r56. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Aug 20. 19 Replies

Down Under

Started by SwKsMom (Tina). Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Jul 25. 10 Replies

BIG Happinesses

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by Double Dad Jul 4. 128 Replies

An easy way that YOU can help Gold Star moms and dads

Started by 1~Good2GoMom (Barb). Last reply by 1~Chickie (Teresita) Jun 26. 32 Replies

Proud Parents of Officers

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Jun 25. 281 Replies

Anyone else have a Marine in Japan?

Started by Tamara2013. Last reply by Runner7 Jun 24. 104 Replies

Buying a car

Started by momofDomin8r56. Last reply by momofDomin8r56 Jun 13. 21 Replies

Leave question

Started by teddys0716. Last reply by teddys0716 May 31. 8 Replies

Let's Make Some NOISE People!!!

Started by 1~ucme (Laura), VPMM & Volunteer. Last reply by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) May 14. 307 Replies

Uniform purchase

Started by Hockeyfwd. Last reply by Jody Apr 6. 6 Replies

One small happiness

Started by zookeeper. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Mar 13. 578 Replies

Pay it Forward

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Feb 16. 0 Replies

College Loan Deferments

Started by kdmiller55. Last reply by kdmiller55 Jan 6. 5 Replies

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Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Saturday
Hi everyone !
Please check out this link to vote for a Sgt. in the Marine Corps for American Hero of the Year. The deadline for voting is just a few days (Sept. 6) from now. The Sgt. is one of five finalists for American Hero of the Year and the only Marine::
Thank you!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
MFN Volunteer - Membership & Moderator
VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by momofDomin8r56 on Thursday

Congratulations Marines! Rah!!

Comment by 1~Chickie (Teresita) on Thursday

Wohoo! Way to go! Congratulations to the New Marines!

Teresita (1~Chickie)

Boot Camp Moderator MFN

VPMM of PFC Patrick


Comment by nurse janice on Thursday

Congratulations Marines!

Comment by FOXDEN on Thursday

Hotel has already completed the Crucible.  I was moved up on the schedule due to labor day.... it started Monday the 25th. They had their Warrior Breakfast this morning

Comment by 1~Chickie (Teresita) on Thursday

Prayers go out for strength, inner fortitude and vigilance. May the Lord light the way to the dawn of the third morn!

Teresita (1~Chickie)

Boot Camp Moderator MFN

VPMM of PFC Patrick

Comment by nurse janice on Wednesday

Candles lit and prayers being said for Hotel, November, and Extra Steppers- you can do this- you have the confidence and resolve!  See you at the Iwo Jima Memorial!

Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) on Wednesday

It is time dear Marine family and friends, AND to those that have gone before.  As the Tradition Began with WD, A Marine Family Parent, just like You and Me, and US. WE HAVE A CLASS that are to Begin the Crucible, that 54 Hour Test that Defines a Marine.  As they March into Those Woods, it is up to each of US, To Light a Candle, for it is the single flame within the night that defeats doubt, conquers concern, and brings them back to Marines. During these Next 2 Nights, remember OUR PEOPLE, 2nd Bat. Hotel Co., 4th Bat. November Co., and Extra Steppers, Graduation 9/5/2014, Parris Island…


For this night, our fine Young People, at 0200 do begin... and WE, Very Proud Marine Parents, Aunts & Uncles, Grandparents, Wives, Husbands, Siblings, Children, and Loved Ones, Together, In Unison, can voice uplifting words for Our Marines in these Troubled Times and in our Troubled World, that they may find

  • God’s Grace and Esprit de Corps

  • Strong Will and Fierce Determination

  • Strength, Health, Honor and Courage

  • And always, always Good Luck


For it is that Light that comes, on the Dawn of that Third Day, taking that final hump back to the Prize for all that is.....that Shines over New Marines.


For Courage is endurance for one moment more …Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam.


You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are. …Father Kevin Kearney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War


Lighting a candle this night,

Jean (1~Littledrip), inspired by Wolfdragon

VPM of Corporal Marine, just back from Afghanistan

~While Two Marines Still Breathe-One is Never Alone~

Semper Fi

Comment by Fay on August 21, 2014 at 10:21am
Candles lit prayers said for 1st Bn Alpha co plt 1002 May our precious Lord and Savior be with them in Jesus Name Amen
Comment by nurse janice on August 20, 2014 at 9:47pm

Candles are lit, prayers are being said for Dirty Delta and Extra Steppers!  My son is a proud alum of Dirty Delta- the Dirty Delta coins are waiting for you!  You can do this!  You will come back to us stronger and with more confidence!  OOH-RAH! 


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