Cowardly acts spark recall of lyrics


Editor, The Commercial:

Have you ever noticed how cowards always act in groups protected by the law of large numbers or under a cloak of darkness?

Recently such a cowardly act was perpetrated on our United States Embassy in Libya where our American ambassador and other Americans were murdered. Radical Muslims killed under the guise of hurt feelings over a film made by one individual in the world who happens to live in America. Then the Muslims burned our embassy home and denigrated our American flag.

As I recall the first stanza of the “Marine Corps Hymn” begins — “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

I think it’s time we sang the entire hymn once again … in person.

Bob Smithey

Pine Bluff