This is The Most Epic Performance of “Thrift Shop” Done by The Marines. So AWESOME!!!

Celebrating the 238 years of the Marine Corps, these guys put up a real show. This is the 3rd year of them doing these knock-down/drag-out Birthday Ball concerts. This time the US Marines performed “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t hold us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Cpl Eric Fisher did an awesome job putting a military twist to the lyrics, SSgt Justin Lienemann pitched in a little bit, and SSgt Josh Lively did a great job putting the whole thing together. The lyrics turned out to be very clever if you are acquainted to the military. Besides the talented performance, these Marines know how to rock the house. These guys are very entertaining, we applaud you for your service and for this awesomeness. Please, LIKE and SHARE.

The first Marines were recruited in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia. It is considered the birthplace of the Marine Corps. The Marines’ Hymn is the oldest official song in the U.S. Armed Forces. The words are dated from the 19th century. The music is from the opera, “Genevieve de Brabant” by Jacques Offenbach, which opened in Paris in 1859. The Marines’ motto that stuck and is also their way of living is “Semper Fidelis”, Latin for “Always Faithful.” Through the years, it has been shortened to Semper Fi, which became the universal Marine Greeting. There’s an interesting tradition on every Birthday Ball. The oldest Marine cuts the cake with a presented sword. He cuts off two pieces. The first one is for the lost Marines that served in action. The second piece is given to the youngest Marine. This act represents the passing of the torch to the next generation of Marines. Archibald Henderson was named “The Grand old Man” of the Marine Corps. He served for 53 years!


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