Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Evening Parade

When I was a young Marine stationed at Quantico, Virginia, I had many opportunities to visit the Marine Barracks at 8th and I streets, Washington, DC, to see the Evening Parade. This is excerpts from the last parade of the 2007 season. Watching it makes me very proud to have served in the Corps.

The most moving part of this is the last 2 minutes or so during Retreat. At least for me it is.....


6 comments:

HJSLT said...

Thank you for this!! You KNOW I bawled like a baby - lots of good memories of a certain time in our lives. But I had to replay it to double check - what is with the Hymn and NO TAG????? Who had that cluster F&*K??? But seriously, thanks again. I have very special memories of 'my life' in the Corps and still stand at attention every time I hear the it. Maybe we could send this up to TOP.

manchmedic said...

It doesn't matter that the Hymn isn't in this video. It was Retreat that really caught me by surprise....

Anonymous said...

The Hymn is in the video - they just don't play the tag ending. In my humble drummer's opinion, the Hymn is not complete withour it!!!!

AlexD said...

Hey,

I was 8404 (Devil Doc)with the Marines and watching this brought back some memories. Thanks


Alex ~D

http://theapocalypsepapers.blogspot.com

manchmedic said...

Indeed - the Hymn IS in the video. I can't believe I missed it.....

manchmedic said...

Alex:

I didn't know! How cool is that!! Corpsmen and Chaplains - they are the best.....