U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

Nov. 10, 2012

On Nov. 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to create two battalions of Continental Marines for the War of Independence from Britain. In 1798, President John Adams signed the Act establishing the United States Marine Corps. The 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General John A. Lejeune, issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921, directing that on Nov. 10 every year, in honor of the Corps' birthday, the Order’s summary of the history, mission and tradition of the Corps be read to every command.

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Lyrics to the Marine Hymn:

From the halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles
in the air on land 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.

6 Comments

RudyT in Pittsburgh, PA said:

Happy Birthday to all of my Marine Corps brothers and sisters!

Semper Fi!

RudyT
Ssgt USMC 1987-1995

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Nam_Vet68 in Philadelphia said:

Happy 237th Birthday to all my Marine brothers.

Every Marine who ever lived is living still, in the Marines who claim the title today.”

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:34 AM

USMC4X4 in Newport News, VA said:

Of all the difficult things I did in the Marine Corps, retiring was the hardest. Happy Birthday, Marines!
Semper Fidelis

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Paul Reese in Hope, New Jersey replied:

Of all the things I learned from my enlistment to the Marine Corps; History will not excuse failure by the magnitude of the task....and never abandon the ideals which have accounted for greatness.....

Semper Fi !!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM

CDH in KY said:

Thank you all for your service and valor in keeping us safe and providing us the freedom we enjoy!

God bless you.

Just a citizen of the USA

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Mike McGinn in People's Republic of Maryland said:

Mark - Where are the other two verses?

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime 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 United States Marines.

Here's 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 on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM