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Happy 235th, Marine Corps!
AIPNews.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2010

Posted on 11/10/2010 6:38:23 AM PST by EternalVigilance

USMCPress.com

All U.S. Marines are gung-ho.  But, few can match the vision and total commitment of the famous 13th Commandant, Gen. John A. Lejeune.  In 1921 he issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921.   

Gen. Lejeune's order summarized the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps.  It further directed that the order be read to all Marines on 10 November of each year to honor the founding of the Marine Corps.  Thereafter, 10 November became a unique day for U.S. Marines throughout the world.

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MARINE CORPS ORDERS
No. 47 (Series 1921)

HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS
Washington, November 1, 1921


759. The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt.

(1) On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

(2) The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and is the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

(3) In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

(4) This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

 

 

JOHN A. LEJEUNE,
Major General Commandant

Marines Corp Seal Plaque 1
 

 


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: happybirthday; marines; usmc

1 posted on 11/10/2010 6:38:25 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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It hardly seems sufficient, but all I can say is THANK YOU, UNITED STATES MARINES!
2 posted on 11/10/2010 6:39:53 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Your brothers and sisters in the Air Force give you the traditional Air Force greeting: Fore!
3 posted on 11/10/2010 6:40:06 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: EternalVigilance

I have a son who graduates from the University of PI 2 weeks from today!


4 posted on 11/10/2010 6:40:56 AM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you, Marines. Well done.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 6:41:16 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Happy Birthday Marines!!

I was lucky enough to go to a Marine Corp ball many years ago when we lived in another country and it was wonderful..

6 posted on 11/10/2010 6:41:40 AM PST by PLD
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To: EternalVigilance

God bless our brave marines. Very nice post. Thank you.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 6:43:18 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: EternalVigilance

I remember my days with the 8th Marine Regiment very fondly.

Semper Fi


8 posted on 11/10/2010 6:43:25 AM PST by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: EternalVigilance

I don’t feel a day over 200!.............


9 posted on 11/10/2010 6:45:24 AM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: luv2ndamend

Congratulations! The graduation ceremony is something you’ll never forget. Our son graduated from PI in ‘87 and the details are still fresh in my mind. May God bless and protect your son.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 6:46:35 AM PST by azishot
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To: EternalVigilance
Happy Birthday and Semper Fi ...

11 posted on 11/10/2010 6:47:34 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: luv2ndamend

God bless and protect him!

My oldest son is not a Marine, he’s National Guard. But he ships out for the Iraqi theater next week. Please keep him in your prayers.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 6:51:06 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: oh8eleven

13 posted on 11/10/2010 6:54:37 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you! God bless your son also!

I lost a nephew 3 years ago last month in Iraq. He was in the Army. It matters not of what service, but of their service!

God Bless All!


14 posted on 11/10/2010 6:58:27 AM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Thank you, USMC, and Happy Birthday. The USMC helped shape my son into the wonderful man, husband, and father-to-be that he is today. Met my husband through USMC. He served in USMC in Viet Nam era. His father (RIP) was a Marine at Pelelieu. His two sons served in Iraq, one with my son. Semper Fi!
15 posted on 11/10/2010 6:58:52 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: EternalVigilance

Bumpity bump bump bump!

Happy 235th Birthday, MARINES!


16 posted on 11/10/2010 6:59:53 AM PST by ticked
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To: EternalVigilance
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!!
Semper Fidelis!

GET SOME!!

17 posted on 11/10/2010 7:00:23 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: azishot

We are driving down a week from Sunday. We will get there Monday am and get some rest. Tuesday is family day and graduation is the day before Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to it.
Thank You!


18 posted on 11/10/2010 7:02:19 AM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Semper Fi, Marines - past, present & future
19 posted on 11/10/2010 7:02:51 AM PST by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: luv2ndamend

Congratulations to your son and to you from a member of Platoon 300, Parris Island, March 1968.

Semper Fi

ALWAYS faithful!


20 posted on 11/10/2010 7:08:31 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: BwanaNdege

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbYRmTceZ1c


21 posted on 11/10/2010 7:09:26 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: luv2ndamend

It’ll be a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget!


22 posted on 11/10/2010 7:15:31 AM PST by azishot
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To: EternalVigilance

Happy Birthday to all of my fellow Marines!

Let’s pray for those Marines (and all service branches), and their families, who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this Great Nation (regardless of what our current President thinks)!!

Let’s pray that the Good Lord leads those still in harms way to victory and home to their loved ones!!

OORAH!!


23 posted on 11/10/2010 7:19:59 AM PST by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go home!)
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To: EternalVigilance

From one Blue Star Parent to another, God bless your son and you. We pray for all our military and their families awaiting their return back home. Please thank your son for his service. (Gunny Mark’s mother)


24 posted on 11/10/2010 7:30:02 AM PST by MomofMarine
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Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Message

National Anthem

The Marines' Hymn

The Marines' Hymn (slow)

Semper Fidelis

The President's Own

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS

Sixty years ago, the United States Marine Corps - as it has throughout our history - demonstrated its vital role as America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness. Just weeks after North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th Parallel, the First Martine Provisional Brigade landed in South Korea, forming the backbone of the perimeter around the city of Pusan. The efforts of the "Fire Brigade" at Pusan allowed for the daring amphibious landing at Inchon and set the stage for one of the most savage campaigns in our Corps' history - the Chosin Reservoir. As we pause to celebrate our 235th Birthday, we pay special tribute to the Marines of the Korean War and recognize their contributions to our enduring legacy.

This past year marked the end of Marine Corps combat operations in Iraq. Beginning with the invasion in March 2003 and through the next seven years of fighting, our Corps acquitted itself valiantly in the Anbar province and throughout the country. Locations such as Fallujah and Ramadi have taken their place in the illustrious battle history of our Corps. Our efforts in defeating the insurgency helped to build a brighter future for all Iraqis.

For 235 years, at sea and ashore, Marines have succeeded in every clime and place ... where hardship and adversity have often been the common thread. Today, in the rugged mountains and valleys of Afghanistan - and recently in earthquake-damaged Haiti ... in flood-ravaged Pakistan ... or off the coast of Africa - we continue to protect our Nation, just as we did 60 years ago in Korea.

To the Marines and Sailors deployed overseas, to those training and preparing for their next deployment and to the warriors who no longer wear our uniform ... we honor your selfless service to the Nation. To our loved ones who endure the many difficulties that come with being part of the Marine Family. I want to extend my sincerest thanks for all you have done and all you continue to do.

Happy 235th Birthday, Marines

Semper Fidelis,

James F. Mason
General, U.S. Marine Corps

Happy Birthday and Semper Fi, Devil Dogs, from the wing.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 7:33:46 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: EternalVigilance

Happy Birthday, Marine Corps! Thank you, Marines, we are all so proud of you. George Washington would be amazed at how far you have come, at all you have accomplished, and would love you for doing it simply because it has to be done.


26 posted on 11/10/2010 7:34:28 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: luv2ndamend

Semper Fidelis!


27 posted on 11/10/2010 7:46:44 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: EternalVigilance

Had an uncle killed on Guam. Have a cousin who did three tours in ‘Nam. Happy Birthday from an old Army Tanker!

CPT ARMOR
MACV 1971


28 posted on 11/10/2010 8:02:34 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: EternalVigilance

May God bless them, every one.


29 posted on 11/10/2010 8:07:33 AM PST by BAW ("We can absorb a terrorist attack." - Pres Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: EternalVigilance
Hmmm, what the heck is that on the top of that rifle - a scope?
Real Marines do not use scopes!

30 posted on 11/10/2010 8:45:22 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you Marines!


31 posted on 11/10/2010 9:18:23 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: EternalVigilance
It hardly seems sufficient, but all I can say is THANK YOU, UNITED STATES MARINES!

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Yes, Thank you US Marines! We are so very, very thankful to and proud of you all.

32 posted on 11/10/2010 9:22:20 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: oh8eleven
Hmmm, what the heck is that on the top of that rifle - a scope? Real Marines do not use scopes!

M-16A4. My son is at MCRD right now and they were the first platoon at MCRD to be issued the A4. He is on the range next week and I'm very anxious to hear his score.

Happy Birthday and Semper Fi,

TS

33 posted on 11/10/2010 9:28:34 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: EternalVigilance

I was just reading about the breakout from the Chosin reservoir during the Korean War. Incredible stuff! Happy Birthday to the Corps from the son of a combat Marine (Korean War vet, though not at the Chosin action).


34 posted on 11/10/2010 9:28:49 AM PST by drew
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To: EternalVigilance

Happy Birthday my beloved Marines! I come from a family of Jarheads and love ‘em all! God bless the U.S. Marine Corps! (Uh, O’Bummer, that’s pronounced “core” not “corpse”, ya dingdong!)


35 posted on 11/10/2010 9:29:04 AM PST by rscully ("You cannot change a mind with logic that was made up without the use thereof." --DelphiUser's Dad.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Happy Birthday to all Marines. I was a Marine, and my son was a Cpl. in the Marines. He gave his life for our country in Iraq in July 2005. Last week I went to Ft Sam Houston where he is buried, to place flowers in honor of his birthday; he would have been 30. This evening we will hoist a few for all Marines, especially those in Harms Way, and to my son.
Semper Fi
36 posted on 11/10/2010 9:37:25 AM PST by billintexas
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To: EternalVigilance

SEMPER FI to all you fellow jarheads !!


37 posted on 11/10/2010 9:57:32 AM PST by Macgedos
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To: Macgedos

Semper Fi Marines
USMC 1984 - 1991


38 posted on 11/10/2010 10:22:29 AM PST by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: billintexas

My heart and my prayers are with you, sir. Thanks.


39 posted on 11/10/2010 10:44:27 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: drew
I was just reading about the breakout from the Chosin reservoir during the Korean War. Incredible stuff!
Two years ago I was at a reunion of the artillery unit I was with in Vietnam.
I didn't care much for the battery gy/sgt back then, but 40 years later at the reunion I discovered he had made the landing at Inchon AND was at the Chosin reservior.
The man was walking/talking/living MC history and I gained a whole new respect for him.
I just finished this book about the Chosin a few months ago and I highly recommend it. Even as a Marine knowing my MC history, I learned a lot.

40 posted on 11/10/2010 11:10:05 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: The Shrew
He is on the range next week and I'm very anxious to hear his score.
How will you know - phone call, email, letter?
I hope you can make his graduation, it'll give you chills and bring a tear to your eye too.
41 posted on 11/10/2010 11:32:18 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
He is on the range next week and I'm very anxious to hear his score.
How will you know - phone call, email, letter?

Well, it will have to be by letter. Email? Marines? MCRD? Are you kidding? No. It will be by letter. We've only received three letters so far and the difference between the first and third was stark. He's growing up.

I hope you can make his graduation, it'll give you chills and bring a tear to your eye too.

Nothing on this earth could keep me from that. I still remember the speech the Colonel gave at the one I attended in 1978 - it made chills go up my spine. I don't remember my commencement speech from High School or graduation but I do remember that Recruit Graduation speech.

Semper Fi! Happy Birthday!

TS

42 posted on 11/10/2010 11:53:25 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: billintexas

It is thanks to people like you and your son that we are able to enjoy the quality of life in this country that we do. Any words are sadly inadequate to compensate for your, and our country’s, loss. The best we can do is say thank God for people like you and your son.


43 posted on 11/10/2010 11:57:34 AM PST by drew
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To: oh8eleven

Thank you for your service. Sounds like your Gunny was a complete stud. To have survived both of those actions is pretty amazing. And of course, the Chosin breakout is where the famous line “Retreat, hell! We’re just attacking in another direction,” came from, which is pretty much what they did. I will definitely check out that book.


44 posted on 11/10/2010 12:04:00 PM PST by drew
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To: The Shrew
Well, it will have to be by letter. Email? Marines? MCRD? Are you kidding?
One never knows these days. When I was there we used a series of cans and strings :>)
About 10 years ago I was on a USMC discussion thread and a woman was asking for prayers for her daughter who was trying to qualify for the third or fourth time at PI. If she failed she was out - which is as it should be.
The woman went on to say that she called the Colonel and asked if her daughter could wear an eye patch. She CALLED THE COLONEL?? Gheeze.
I responded by telling her to look at the Marine Corps Memorial in DC, and to tell me how many of those Marines were wearing eye patches. No reply.
Semper Fi ...
45 posted on 11/10/2010 12:10:13 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
One never knows these days.

I hear ya. One of the things that I had thought had a pretty strong tradition in the Marines was that after a recruit stands on the yellow footprints they are then ushered into the receiving building where there are banks of phones and in the middle of the night the recruit calls home to tell his family he arrived safely and here is my address, love you, bye. All the while you can hear the DI's screaming in the background at your beloved child.

That didn't happen. I didn't hear from my son for going on thirteen days and then it was just the form letter. Longest thirteen days of my life.

Semper Fi,

TS

46 posted on 11/10/2010 12:35:28 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: billintexas

Thank you and yours for your sacrifice! Excuse me for saying this but, You are still a Marine!
Thank you for your service.


47 posted on 11/10/2010 2:12:02 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: luv2ndamend
They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.

Your tagline really puts it in black and white.

48 posted on 11/10/2010 2:54:15 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Many have been foolish enough to bet against America. In the long run, they've all lost.)
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To: EternalVigilance

OOORAH!


49 posted on 11/10/2010 8:15:58 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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