Happy Write About It Wednesday!
Today is a special WAIW because the topics are near and dear to me. We’re going to be writing about Veterans and the Marine Corps.
I served in the Marine Corps Reserves in the early 2000s and though I wasn’t able to serve for very long due to my health, it is still something that I feel very proud of. This weekend is both the Marine Corps birthday and Veterans Day.
On November 10, 1775 the United States Marine Corps was born at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA. Every year, since 1925, Marines around the world, both currently serving and those who formerly served, celebrate the birthday with balls and cake-cutting ceremonies. It is a BIG Deal. Marines are very proud of their service, the Marine Corps history and heritage, and without a doubt believe that the Marine Corps is the best military branch in the world.
Veterans Day is a government holiday observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans (people who served in the United States Armed Forces). It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries. These holidays mark the anniversary of the end of World War I which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
I come from a long a proud line of Veterans who have served America ever since the Revolution. On Veterans Day I think about my grandfathers and the long line of men and women who served our country before them. I think about my friends who sworn to protect and uphold this country and our Constitution? What about you? What does Veterans Day mean to you? This is what I want you to think about for our writing topics today.
The Marine Corps Birthday:
- Write about the scene in Tun Tavern on November 10, 1775 when Commandant Samuel Nicholas asked for volunteers to enlist in the Marine Corps.
- Write about the formation of a fantasy military organization.
- Write about your personal experience in the Corps or your experience meeting a Marine.
- Write about the Veterans that you know.
- Write about a battle or war.
- Write about a family being reunited as a member of the armed forces returns home from deployment.
To all of my brothers and sisters in arms, thank you for your service.
Until next time,
Write on, Writers!