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ScotZ 03-02-2007 10:36 PM

For those who asked about Molon Labe
"Come and get them" is the short interpretation.

Here's the story


Molon labe

(mo-lone lah-veh)

Two little words. With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that have lived for nearly two and a half Millennia. They signify and characterize both the heart of the Warrior, and the indomitable spirit of mankind. From the ancient Greek, they are the reply of the Spartan General-King Leonidas to Xerxes, the Persian Emperor who came with 600,000 of the fiercest fighting troops in the world to conquer and invade little Greece, then the center and birthplace of civilization as we know it. When Xerxes offered to spare the lives of Leonidas, his 300 personal bodyguards and a handful of Thebans and others who volunteered to defend their country, if they would lay down their arms, Leonidas shouted these two words back.
Molon Labe! (mo-lone lah-veh)

They mean, “Come and get them!” They live on today as the most notable quote in military history. And so began the classic example of courage and valor in its dismissal of overwhelming superiority of numbers, wherein the heart and spirit of brave men overcame insuperable odds. Today, there lies a plaque dedicated to these heroes all at the site. It reads: “Go tell the Spartans, travelers passing by, that here, obedient to their laws we lie.”

We have adopted this defiant utterance as a battle cry in our war against oppression because it says so clearly and simply towards those who would take our arms.

It signifies our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given – or natural, if you will – rights to suit their own ends.

Hope this helps......Scot

Grewe02 03-02-2007 10:41 PM

I see. :thumbsup:

ScotZ 03-02-2007 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by Grewe02
I see. :thumbsup:

Glad you liked it. When you getting back to Cincy?

SDDAVE 03-03-2007 11:44 AM

Here is another famous battle quote,,"Nuts".

schitzangiggles 03-03-2007 11:49 AM

This is getting painted on the side of the jeep!

Grewe02 03-03-2007 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by ScotZ
Glad you liked it. When you getting back to Cincy?

Should be around the 11th. I'm making my trip up there the night of the 9th / morning of the 10th, stopping in Paragon on the way up, stay in Cincy for about a week, leave on the 16th, go to GWNF on the 17th, back at the beach on the 18th.

Erik T. 03-03-2007 02:00 PM

Theres a book called Molon Labe by Boston T. Party - I highly recommend it.

Grewe02 03-25-2007 09:30 PM

And just for additional awesome-ness.....

Wisbar 03-25-2007 10:03 PM


Originally Posted by Grewe02
And just for additional awesome-ness.....

I need to see some guns for additional awesome-ness :D

Grewe02 08-11-2007 12:52 PM

Guns? Ok.

25MM anybody?

ScotZ 08-11-2007 12:55 PM

Holy ancient thread batman! Nice pics Grewe:thumbsup:

Grewe02 08-11-2007 01:11 PM

Ha. I noticed you were online so I thought I'd bring up an oldie but goodie.

Nuthin 08-11-2007 01:25 PM

That's one thing about the Navy. If you wanna talk big guns, they can oblige.


Matt Gertsch 08-11-2007 01:30 PM

I pictured Grewe looking more like Bruce Willis.

Grewe02 08-11-2007 01:34 PM

Like this? I took this picture yesterday after work.

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