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Happy Birthday, Marine Corps

by ARLnow.com November 10, 2010 at 9:10 am 4,528 7 Comments

Today is the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote the following on his blog to mark the occasion:

For 235 years, United States Marines have earned a privileged place in our hearts. For we know that when there is a tough job to do, we can “send in the Marines,” knowing that they will get the job done.

From Iwo Jima to Inchon, from Khe Sanh to Kandahar, Marines have always been ready to respond whenever and wherever the Nation calls … prepared to meet any challenge or foe … from sea to shore and beyond.

As long as the world is an unstable place, Marines will continue to fight and prevail with the high standards befitting their title … and with the spirit of the Corps that is in the DNA of every warrior privileged to wear the eagle, globe, and anchor.

To every Marine I say thank you. Thank you for your willingness to make the most profound commitment someone can make—to dedicate yourself completely to your service and your country. I also want to extend a special thanks to your families as well. The Marine Corps simply couldn’t be what it is without the extraordinary love and support of our Marine Corps families.

This week, in gatherings large and small, you will come together to honor the rich heritage of the Corps and the proud legacy of the Marines who have gone before you. On this occasion, a grateful Nation commends your service and joins you in celebration.

On behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Happy Birthday and Semper Fidelis!

Marines, what are you doing to celebrate?

  • Catalina

    Happy 235th Birthday to all the Marines out there.. past, present, and future! Boy we look good for our age! Ooh-Rah!! Semper Fi!

  • Catalina

    Also, great photo from today’s Commandant and SgtMaj of the Marine Corps Motto-Run with HQMC Marines & Sailors. http://www.marines.mil/unit/hqmc/PublishingImages/2010/101110-M-4939H-049.jpg

    Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps and Sgt. Maj. Carleton W. Kent, sergeant major of the Marine Corps lead a formation run of more than 400 Marines on the Marine Corps’ 235th birthday Nov. 10, 2010. Amos spoke to the Marines at the Marine Corps War Memorial and said no matter the clime or place Marines have always found time to celebrate their birthday.

  • MikeyinCrystalC

    Happy birthday Marines from a former brother in arms!

  • Westover

    Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!

  • Andrew

    Happy birthday to the toughest sons-of-bitches on the planet! I thank God you work for us! 😉

    • G. Clifford Prout

      Even the gay ones!

  • SoArlRes

    Happy birthday, Marines!

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