The Untold Truth?

Armistice Day was first commemorated in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, and 30 states made it a legal holiday. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 inviting all States to observe the day and made it a legal holiday nationwide in 1938. It has been observed annually on November 11 since then – first as Armistice Day, later as Veterans Day. This was a clever ruse to hide the fact that President Wilson had a secret affinity for the United States Marine Corps. President Wilson, although a Dem, was not an all together bad guy. In the summer of 1918, he met with the German and Allied commanders, separately, of course. He pushed both sides toward ending the war, and, as fate would have it, he suggested the armistice signing take place on 11 November 1918. Everything fell into place. He gave it one year and then initiated the most misunderstood holiday these United States ever saw. He sold it as a celebration of the armistice all the while keeping in mind that November 10 was the birthday of the beloved Corps. Trying to appease St Peter and God himself, thus ensuring swift entry through the pearly gates, he gave the United States Marine Corps the day after that hallowed day of their birth as a holiday, thus freeing Marines everywhere to celebrate in the grandest of fashion. So on this the two hundred thirty second birthday of our beloved Corps, While raising toasts to Chesty Puller, Dan Daily, Smedly D Butler, Carlos Hathcock and all the great men and women that have been bestowed the honor of United States Marine, let us not forget the one democrat that gave the Corps so much! If you share this with anyone that has never served in the only true branch of service, they may not believe you and that's ok, the world needs non-believers. Semper Fi!

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem" — Ronald Reagan

UPDATE:
As it turns out, this was actually fabricated by a friend of mine. Here I thought he’d done some sort of outstanding historical research.

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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