Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Marine Corps

Two hundred and thirty four years ago today, the United States Marine Corps was born in a tavern in Philadelphia. While that may seem an odd place, those who know Marines understand that it could be no other way.

Marines have served around the world defending their country. Every war, conflict, "police-action" or simple show of force has had Marines leading the way. Today Marines serve around the world in two theaters of war, embassies, ships and even at the White House.

On the Marine Corps Birthday all Marines, past and present wish each other a Happy Birthday. Most of us treat the Marine Corps Birthday as more important than our own. We share it with our fellow Marines, our brothers and sisters. It is a bond that is forged in a common history, tradition and experience and far too often in blood.

Happy Birthday Marines

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