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U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2024, marks the 249th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

“On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress resolution calling for “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the fleet, would give birth to the Continental Marines. Since then, “the Few” and “the Proud” have answered our nation’s call, participating in every single U.S. conflict, fighting for freedom across the globe, and racking up an impressive record of “battles won.” Respected by our allies, feared by our enemies, and revered by all Americans, the U.S. Marine Corps has earned the reputation as the finest fighting force the world has ever known.”

Source: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Learn more:
Marines: History of the Marine Corps
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation: The Marine Corps Heritage Center: Our Past
Marines: Home Page