Do you remember that day you arrived at the armed forces recruiting office years ago? Sure, you do.
Every day, young men and women walk in with the prospect of serving their country. While some decide against joining, others sign their name on the dotted line and ship off to boot camp.
Most people didn't take the time to think about what the military branch can do for them — they were just eager to join.
If you didn't pick the Marine Corps, you freakin' messed up, and here are nine reasons why.
1. The Marine Corps' dress blue uniform is hands down the coolest looking one in the military.
2. The Marines have the best birthday parties ever, and they take celebrities as their dates.
Sgt. Scott Moore and his guest, actress Mila Kunis attend the 236th Marine Corps birthday ball.
3. The Marine Corps emblem — the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor — is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. You could be wearing one now if you would've joined.
4. They have the toughest boot camp in the military. So just graduating says a lot about an individual.
Every recruit loves their DI.
5. Some of the most successful actors served in the Marine Corps. Drew Carey, Gene Hackman, and WATM's good friend Rob Riggle just to name a few.
Actor and Marine veteran Rob Riggle.
6. You could have been a part of some major military moments in history. Marines have fought in every American conflict since they were created in 1775.
Marines raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.
7. Since all Marines are considered riflemen, you'll learn to eat concertina wire, piss napalm, and put a round through a flea's ass at 200 meters.
Gunny Highway from one of the Marine Corps' favorite films, "Heartbreak Ridge."
8. Anyone can claim the title of a sailor if you have been on a boat. Anyone call themselves a soldier if they listen to a lot of rap music. Lastly, anyone can call themselves an airman if you've flown once or twice. But the title of a Marine is never just handed out — it's earned.
Two U.S. Marines guard two local nationals during enemy contact.