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Happy 237th Birthday Marines

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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 10:22 PM

From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles,
In the air, on lan, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom,
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of
United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every climb and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far off northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The Untied States Marines.

Here's to health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look to Heavens scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded by
United States Marines.

Source- Guidebook for Marines. Published by the Marine Corps Association, Quantico, VA

Most Marines I know, including myself, care more about the Marine Corps Birthday than their own. We come from a long line of tradition and corps values which still carry through to this day.

On November 10th 1775 a commitee from the Continental Congress came togather at a place called Tun Tavern in Philidelphia Pennsylvania to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines to be raised. A man by the name of Major Samuel Nichols became the first Commandant of the Continental Marines. The owner of the tavern; Robert Mullan became the first captain and recruiter.


Marins have fought in just about every conflict that the US has ever been involved in. It began with the revolutionary war and continues to carry on today.

Our official Motto is Semper Fidelis; Meaning always faithful in Latin.

During the Battle of Belleau Wood the Marines earned their famed name 'Devil Dogs' by the German soldiers who faced them in the battle.

Opha May Johnson was the first female marine and enlisted on August 13, 1918. Since then women have been thriving within the corps and continue to carry on the traditions of those who came before them.

The most illustrious part of Marine Corps history has to be their actions in WWII. The Marines faced a fierce enemy on places like Gaudlcanal, Pelilu, Tarawa, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima to name a few. WWII brought about heroes like Chesty Puller and Jokn Bassilone who are still revered to this day for thei actions.

Marines continued to fight and became famous once again during the chosin reservoir battle during the Korean War.

Source- Guidbook for Marines-Published by Marine Corps Association Quantico, VA

Marines have continued to fight and still do to this day all over the world. We have a long tradition and history which helps us form the unusually close bonds that we share. I encourage anyone who is intersted to folllow the links to get the full story. It is far too much info for m to put in one thread. I will leave you with this years birthday message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps General Amos.

To all my Marine Corps brothers and sisters; Semper Fidelis, and Happy Birthday.

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posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 11:22 PM

Happy Birthday....thank you all!

posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 11:27 PM
OORAH, Semper Fi Devil Dog

edit on 10-11-2012 by RedmoonMWC because: Add

posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 11:47 PM
reply to post by usmc0311

Happy birthday and thanks for all you have done.

posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 02:54 AM
Semper Fi Leathernecks!

Happy 237th!

posted on Nov, 10 2012 @ 07:41 PM
Happy Marine Corps birthday.
Semper Fi.


posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 10:32 PM
happy birthday! a little late but still meant with a full heart! war eagle and god bless
edit on 13-11-2012 by HeartOfDixie because: did not see date of original post

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