Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy 235th Birthday US Marine Corps

Today is the 235th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. This is an important date at our house. Our son Justin recently returned safely from his first marine deployment in Afghanistan. In an article entitled A Legacy is Born, commemorates the founding of the corps in 1775:
During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.

As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776..

Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.

Many organizations nationwide hold a traditional annual birthday cake ceremony, often accompanied by a parade, speeches and other activities, to mark this anniversary.

In the meantime, while President Obama (“Barry” to his friends and family back home) makes another tour of Muslim nations and promotes his globalist agenda at the G20 summit, our brave men and women of the US Marines continue to fight for our freedoms and sovereignty.

So, to all our past, present and future Marines, we thank you for being Semper Fi and say a heartfelt “God Bless”.

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