Veterans in Need

North of the River

VFW Post 10859​​

  • The Marines' Hymn0:44

In 1929 the Commandant of the Marine Corps authorized the following verses of The Marines’ Hymn as the official version:


“From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
On the land as on the sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy 
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.”

"Fair Winds and Following Seas"
"Fair Winds" - safe journey; good fortune
"Following Seas" - A sea in which the waves move in direction of the heading to aid you on your journey