As the sun rises on this day
You are changed
The last 90 days have formed your destiny
The boy who arrived on this island is no longer here
The man that remains is not an ordinary man
From this moment you are now part of a different breed
You are one that will not give up
You are one that will not run away
You are one that will defend the weak and help the strong
Today you begin not only a career but a life long commitment
The men beside you are your brothers
You have shared sweat, blood and tears
Now you share something for a lifetime
Today you share a title
This title and has not been given to you
This title can only be earned the right to be called

Semper Fi


October 16 2009
Photobucket Parris Island SC