Thursday, November 10, 2016

11/10/2016 U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 241st birthday

In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 photo, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other dignitaries, watch as U.S. Marines raise the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana, Cuba. Kerry attended the reopening of the U.S. Embassy after 54 years of broken diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Thursday marks the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.
The corps was initially known as the Continental Marines. The force was founded on Nov. 10, 1775. The American Revolution was underway, and the Continental Congress called for two battalions of Marines to fight on sea and shore.
The first Marines were led by Captain Samuel Nicholas.
The Marine Corps motto of Semper Fidelis, or Semper Fi, translates to “always faithful.”
The birthday of the Marines Corps comes one day before Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.
Learn more about the U.S. Marine Corps:

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

To all the American Marines, thank you for keeping America safe!

Anonymous said...

This is racist.

stash the polski guy said...

you guys are more than welcome to south and west sides for clear and sweep practice.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to ALL you JarHeads.

The Keesing Bandit said...

I simply adore Marines. They look so cute in their Class A blues and crewcuts.

They adore me too.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

The Keesing Bandit said...

I simply adore Marines. They look so cute in their Class A blues and crewcuts.

They adore me too.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

Anonymous said...

Billy Caldwell says : Semper Fi devil dogs

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bourbon st wants to thank you all for your appreciation to my military service. Thanks it's touching

Anonymous said...

this old SEABEE says hi to my jarhead brethren,great guys and was proud to serve with you,,,

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Devil Dogs