Happy Birthday Marines!




 
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November 10th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 

Topic: Happy Birthday Marines!


236 years! Semper Fi!


On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 167 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres, and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

John Lejeune
Lieutenant General
U. S. Marine Corps


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Cut the cake!

November 10th, 2011  
brinktk
 
 
Happy birthday devil dogs!
November 10th, 2011  
BritinBritain
 
 
Happy Birthday one and all.
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November 10th, 2011  
42RM
 
Happy birthday, U.S. Marine Corps! Bless your active duty and retired vets for the numerous sacrifices they have made.
Semper fi
Cheers mates, from Four Two Commando Royal Marines.
November 10th, 2011  
AFSteliga
 
 
Happy 236th, Marines! Semper fi.
November 10th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
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November 10th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by 42RM
Happy birthday, U.S. Marine Corps! Bless your active duty and retired vets for the numerous sacrifices they have made.
Semper fi
Cheers mates, from Four Two Commando Royal Marines.
Well since we trace our lineage directly from the Royal Marines, thank you big brother.

I'll leave this here.

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November 11th, 2011  
A Can of Man
 
 
Happy Birthday USMC!
Semper Fi!
November 13th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Can of Man
Happy Birthday USMC!
Semper Fi!
For you Sergeant.

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November 13th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
















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