Happy Birthday: United States Marine Corp, 1775-2010

Happy 235th Birthday, USMC!

Keep the Faith.

Happy Birthday, Marines!

Happy Birthday, Marines, from a former member of a much younger armed service. I salute your dedication, honor and fidelity.

Happy Birthday, U. S. Marines

Happy Birthday, U. S. Marine Corps.

The Marine Corps was created on November 10, 1775, in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by a resolution of the Continental Congress. In 1834 the marines became part of the Department of the Navy.

The globe and anchor signify worldwide service and sea traditions. The spread eagle represents the nation itself. The motto is clenched in the beak of the bird.

To all you current, inactive and retired Marines,

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mathew 25-21.