• The Marines' Hymn0:44

North of the River

VFW Post 10859​​

"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

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.”