USMC Motto's

January 13th, 2004  

Topic: USMC Motto's

The Marine Corps adopted Semper Fidelis as its official motto in 1883 (Semper Fidelis is also the title of the official musical March of the Marine Corps). Translated from Latin, Semper Fidelis means "Always Faithful." U.S. Marines use an abbreviated verbal version, "Semper Fi," to voice loyalty and commitment to their Marine comrades-in-arms. Previous mottos of the Marine Corps were
(1) To the Shores of Tripoli, adopted in 1805
(2) Fortitudine or fortitude adopted in 1812 ( I asked around and both forms where commonly used thanks for pointing it out)
(3) From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, adopted in 1848
(4) By Sea and by Land, adopted in the 1850's.
January 13th, 2004  
I didn't know this.

Thanks a lot for the info!
January 17th, 2004  
I thought it was in Latin, "fortitudine"?
February 1st, 2004  
Added this info to the Marines motto section now.
Thanks again for the info Jarhead.
February 3rd, 2004  
Jarhead are you sure that "To the Shores of Tripoli" was there motto? I thought it was just part of the "Marines hymn"? the same with 3 and 4.
February 5th, 2004  
i think he meant to say it was added at that time to the Marine Hymn

because the marine hymn has been modified as the wars have been fought.
February 12th, 2004  
No It was also the motto of the Marines before they adopted Semper Fi most of the older motto's where ripped from the British royal Marines.
April 21st, 2004  
"Retreat hell we just got here"

"We are surrounded that simpifies our problem"

"Marines die that is what we are made for but the Marine Corps lives forever that means You live forever"

"We're not surround we can just shoot in any direction"

May 4th, 2004  
silent driller
We are surrounded and outnumbered 22-1. They can't get away from us now! CHESTY PULLER RULES!!!
June 26th, 2004  
Cpl S
"I would sacrifice an entire Division of Marines to get a medal of Honor"
-Chesty Puller-

Ya, the above is a real quote.