Tradition holds that the words to the Marines' Hymn were written by a Marine serving in Mexico. In truth, the author of the words remains unknown. Its origins notwithstanding, the hymn saw widespread use by the Copyright ownership of the hymn
It's not about accolades and awards. It's about your fellow Soldier and the challange of stepping up to the plate when others don't. Take pride in the fact that you were there, when it counted, for your brothers.