Another motto, usually used for the recruitment, is: “The Few. The Proud. The Marines”.
The USMC emblem, partly borrowed from the decorations of Continental and British marines, in its present form exists since 1868. It includes the Eagle, the Globe and the Anchor – the EGA.
The Eagle means the pride for the country, the globe – service anywhere in the world, and the anchor – the maritime tradition.
The Eagle depicted on the emblem is on the western hemisphere jf the globe. It lives all over the world, unlike the bold eagle (used in other symbols of the USA), which lives in North America only. In some variations of the emblem the eagle holds in its beak a ribbon with the motto of the USMC.
The Stars and Stripes is the official symbol of the United States.
George Washington explained the design of the flag as follows: “We took the stars from heaven, the red is the color of our native land, the white stripes dividing it means that we have separated from her, and these white stripes will go down in history as a symbol of freedom.”
A dog tag is a badge of a soldier with the information about its wearer, obligatory to wear in the majority of the armies. For the dog’s age the main purpose of the dog tag was to get rid of the notion “the Unknown Warrior” and to help in the first aid.
Today dog tags are used not only by soldiers. They are very popular as trendy accessory in “military” style, as various trinkets, adornments, mascots, amulets.
In its form a dog tag is a rectangular plate with rounded ends, with ribbed stiffener along the perimeter and pierced at the top for the cord, ring or chain.
The reverse side of the tag is supposed to put on engraving with personal information, memorial dates, verses, congratulations and other texts of your own choice.
The dog tag is supplied in complete with two strong ball chains – 23 5/8 inch and 2 7/16 inch, for the purpose of wearing it on the neck as an amulet or using it as a trinket for the bunch of keys, different fasteners on the clothes, purse, handbag, pouch, messenger bag and so on.