HOO-RAH! Happy 239th, United States Marine Corps

Published on November 10, 2014

It’s the 239th Birthday of one of America’s finest, most storied organizations: the United States Marine Corps! Some fascinating history — and colorful trivia — below.

United States Marine Corps — Est. November 10, 1775

The United States Marine Corps celebrates its birthday on November 10, 1775, the day the Second Continental Congress passed the Continental Marine Act of 1775 ordering, “That two battalions of Marines be raised…”. The Marine Corps’ birthday is a day of pride and respect, and its celebration is one of the most revered traditions in the Corps. Each year on November 10th, Marines around the world celebrate what they see as their “second” birthday, the day the United States Marine Corps was born.

To watch the Commandant’s 2014 Birthday Message, please click on the image below.

Fun Facts About the Marine Corps Birthday:

— The Marine Corps was born at a bar called Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.
— The same day the Marine Corps was born, they set up the first recruiting station at Tun Tavern. (Needless to say, both the Marine Corps and the tavern thrived in this new relationship.)
— In 1923, the Marine Barracks at …

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