I started this on the mp.com page and several commented. I hope no one minds but I thought it would be good to revisit those "Famous Marine Corps Slogans". My favorite is "Some Hero's Wear a Cape. Mine Wears Kevlar and Combat Boots." I think one of the Moderators had it on their signature line on the old web page. Hope whoever it was doesn't mind but it is true for me. My son truely is my hero!!!
Rod, "It can't always be someone else's son" is such a powerful and true statement, I've used it often through the years and many deployments. I always hoped it touched those I shared it with.
I find "Don't mess with me, I raised a Marine!" motivating anytime I feel challenged =)
All good ones! My son has used the 'It can't always be someone elses son' on me before. Not that I was being negative or anything. Just telling him one time how I worry about him. He said mom it's always someone's son out their risking their lives for us, not it's your son's turn. What can you say to that??? I just tell him he's my hero!
Laura, I have the shirt that says 'Don't mess with me I raised a Marine!' I took it down to boot graduation, but Ethan didn't want me to wear it on base! I told him every momma there would agree with it! I wore it home and got lots of comments whenever we stopped anywhere! I want the one that says 'Sleep well, my Marine has your back'. That one is next!
I have the 'Sleep Well, America...My Marine Has Your Back' from the EGA store and it's the nicest shirt! The photo on the back is incredible! I get TONS of comments on it. Better pack it for Marine Week lol.
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I have one that states, "My son is deployed. What's your problem?" The other car has one reading,"My son is deployed. I might bite your head off!" Since my Marine is facing his 6th deployment in 7 years, why remove them? He's always deployed!
Years ago, I found one that said "Surviving third deployment." I have been crossing off "third" and raising the number each time.
Kleinah: His sixth deployment in seven years? God bless him and you.
Nate's Dad: That's the best use of "It can't always be someone else's son" I've heard of in a long, long time. Way to go.
My wife likes to wear a T-shirt that warns "Don't Mess with Me. I Raised Two Marines."
And as for me, my favorite slogan applies to all of us parents: Semper Gumby. It's worked wonders over the years.
I have an idea for a bumper sticker:
My son is in combat to protect your right to drive like an idiot.
My son is in combat so please back off.
Gumby figurines will soon be available at the EGA store. I think I'll stock up!
I have so many Marine stickers and magnets on my cars that my other sons refuse to drive them! Even when home on leave, my Marine removes all that he can before leaving the driveway.