Well, this isn’t “play” by any means, but it is a perfect example of the Marine Corps ethic in formal action.
Watch this silent drill team as it goes through its various movements.
The individuality of each Marine is subsumed into the precise singularity of this unit and its purpose.
Every haircut is the same. The uniforms differ only in their rank insignias. Each face bears the same stoney, hard-eyed seriousness, and the complete and total discipline of each and every movement is as precise as a metronome and as accurate as a well oiled clock.
It is pure confidence and elegance in motion.
Enjoy this. It really is a masterpiece of precision.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.