Thursday, September 23, 2010
Trivia For An Otherwise Quiet Thursday: The Marine Corps Hymn Once Was A 4-Stanza Song
When we were called across the sea to stand for home and right,
With the spirit of the brave and free, we fought with all our might;
When we helped to stem the German drive, they say we fought like fiends,
And the French rechristened Belleau Woods for the United States Marines.
The missing 3rd stanza was removed circa 1930 in order to make peace with the Germans who were still feeling really really sad for alla that WWI schtick and promised to never ever do bad stuff again.