Today, on the eve of Veterans Day, the United States Marine Corps celebrate 241 years of honor, courage and commitment.
This day in 1775 marks the birth date of the United States Marine Corps, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution in Philadelphia stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” to fight at sea and shore.
From the moment they recite their oath to serve and protect, these young men and women put their lives on the line to keep our nation safe From the air, land and sea they fight for our freedoms with honor, courage and commitment. Thank You Semper Fi- Always Faithful. Thank you for defending our freedom for the past 241 years.
Happy Birthday wishes to the Few, The Proud, The Marines.
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.
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 The United States Marines.
Jrock Jen Blake