" Duty is the most sublime word in the English language.
You can never do more, you should never wish to do less."

--- Robert E. Lee writing to his son




"That two battalions of Marines be raised  
consisting of one colonel,  
two lieutenant colonels,  
two majors and officers as usual in other regiments,  
that they consist of an equal number of privates            
with other battalions;  
that particular care be taken that no person be appointed  
to office or enlisted into said battalions,  
but such as are good seamen,  
or so acquainted with maritime affairs  
as to be able to serve to advantage by sea."  
Resolution of the Continental Congress,  
10 November 1775.