Arlington, VA

Marines in Arlington and around the world are celebrating the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

On Nov. 10, 1775, a committee of the Continental Congress met at a Philadelphia tavern and passed a resolution establishing the Continental Marines. Exactly 236 years later, the Corps is as strong and spirited as ever.

The video (above) is the annual Commandant’s Birthday Message to the Corps.

Local Marines will be celebrating the birthday tonight at a Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City.

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