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Welcome to TOP's.....

The Tun Tavern of the Web.

"That two Battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel,
two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors & 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)

The Friends of Iwo Jima

Please visit this link for information on helping us preserve Iwo Jima Memorial Park. If you are not aware of the proposed new construction, which will destroy the integrity of the park and the solemnity of the sacrifices to which it is dedicated, you must visit this site.

The Marine Corps was born on November 10th 1775.
Some say that the Resolution which established the Corps was actually drafted at Tun Tavern. Others say that it was simply a favorite gathering place of seamen and soldiers of the time and therefore a logical recruiting site. Whatever the facts, Tun Tavern and the birth of the Corps are forever intertwined. Visit the link below for a brief informative history of one of the most beloved, symbols of our Corps....

A History of Tun Tavern

Marine Corps Quote of the Week.....

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years."

(James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 February 1945)

History, Trivia, Facts and Stories...

I've reorganized my site to hopefully make it easier for you to navigate through. The links below will take you to short pages which provide an assortment of Marine Corps history, trivia and facts. Please take a look at them and tell me what I need to add or change.

[The Bombing of Marine Barracks Beirut]
[Salty Terminology] [The 11 General Orders] [Marine Corps Leadership] [What is a Marine?]
[The NCO's Creed] [The SNCO's Creed] [The Marine's Creed] [The DI's Creed]
[The Military Wife] [The Marine's Prayer] [A Mother's Prayer] [A Wife's Prayer]

Marine Links

This link will take you to my Marine Links Page. I've made some major changes to this page, so if you haven't visited it in a while, take a look. I've put together links to some of the most interesting Marine related pages I've found. I'll be adding pages here as I find more, so stop by now and then to check for new ones. Be sure to sign my "Duty Log" on this page before leaving, so I'll know you've been here!

Go to my Marine Links Page.

The Marine's Hymn

Click above to listen to or download the Marine Corps Hymn.
This is a large wave file and takes a while to load, but it's a quality stereo version and well worth the wait.


The Marine's Hymn

Click above for a smaller faster loading version of the Hymn.
This is a Real Audio file. If you haven't downloaded the Real Audio player yet, you will be able to after clicking the link. It's a great tool, easy to use and install. Many sites now have sound files that require Real Audio, I highly recommend it.

Congressional Links

I hope that you'll use these links to exercise your rights as an American. We all complain about how the country is run, how high our taxes are, or a policy that the Congress is about to vote on...But we seldom do anything about it. Here's an easy way for you to make your opinion known. These links will give you the E-Mail addresses, U.S. Mail addresses and phone numbers for your U.S. Senators and your Representative to the U.S.Congress. Let them knowhow you feel......

You just might make a difference!

U.S. Senator's E-Mail addresses
U.S. Senate Members listing by State
U.S. Congress Members listing by State and E-Mail addresses

National Ensign Link

Use this link to learn more about the history and development of the National Ensign, our American Flag! Excellent brief descriptions of various versions of the flag along with full color images of each. You may be very surprised at some of the flags which have been flown by the armed forces of the United States in our early years. Pay particular attention to the flags flown by George Washington and John Paul Jones...

The American Flag home page

The American Disgrace...POW/MIAs

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves under the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protester the right to burn the flag."

Author Unknown


Please use this link and visit my POW/MIA tribute page.

A Tribute to Marine Wives

While trying to come up with ideas for the right presentation for a wives page, I had several Marine wives inform me that there are many great ones already out there. I've decided that I probably could not provide a better presentation or more information than these Ladies have already done. If you are looking for things of interest to Marine Wives in particular, and military spouses in general, visit the links below.

If you know of other Marine wives pages that you think I should link here, please send the address to my e-mail link at the bottom of this page.

Liz's Dedication to Military Spouses
Marine Wives E-Mail Loop
Military Spouse Support Network
Kelly's Marine Wives Page
Cris Jenness' Marine Spouse Page

Semper Fi....

and Thank You Ladies!

Fun Links

This link will take you to my page where you can find links that are NOT military related. You will be able to visit the pages of some of my friends. Send free virtual flowers, multi-media cards, and gifts of all kinds to your special friends. Find access to free computer games and software, download plug-ins for your browser or just have fun at different interesting places on the Internet. You'll also find links to pages that will help you to build a home page of your own. Give it a try, but please sign my guestbook before you leave.

Go to my Fun Links Page.

To access literally hundreds of Military related sites, visit my Webrings Page at the following link.

Go to Top's Military Web Ring Page.

Please sign in the 'Duty Log', so I'll know who's been on deck. You can leave me a message here if you want, or e-mail me at the address below.

Sign My Guestbook View My Guestbook Guestbook by Lpage

You are visitor number here at the tavern.

Web Site Awards

I'm very proud of the awards I've been presented for my site. If you'd like to see them, use this link.

Go to my Awards Page.

Drop me a line if you'd like to let me know how I'm doing, or just to shoot the breeze about the Corps.

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All information and graphics on this web site relating to Tun Tavern are provided through the courtsey of the Tun Tavern Brewing Co. Inc., Abington, Pa. and their Vice President Mr. Steven E. Jansen. Their generosity and cooperation is greatly appreciated.