Skip to comments.Happy Birthday United States Marines
Posted on 11/10/2011 2:59:54 PM PST by Michael Barnes
For ten years now, our Corps has been engaged in continuous combat operations against those who threaten the security of America and our allies. We turned the tide in the Anbar province of Iraq and continue to see success today in southwest Afghanistan. While it has come at a cost we have much to be proud of.
This past year in operations around the world including humanitarian disaster relief, counter-piracy, theater security cooperation, special operations, counter-insurgency and many more, you continued to solidify our place as Americas expeditionary force in readiness. Since the Continental Congress created two battalions of Marines 236 years ago, our legacy as an ever-ready, ever-capable, victory-producing organization remains intact.
Our rich heritage of selfless service and fidelity to Nation and to one another lives on in all who currently wear the eagle, globe and anchorthose who have answered the clarion call to duty with remarkable courage, dedication and unshakable resolve that Marines are so well known for. To all Marinespast and presentand especially to our families I extend my deep gratitude for all you have done and all you continue to do.
As we celebrate our 236th Birthday, let us look forward to future challengeswhatever they may beand reaffirm our pledge to be Americas premier crisis response force; to be the first to fight ... always ready for the toughest and most challenging assignments. Happy Birthday, Marines, and Semper Fidelis!
James F. Amos General, U.S. Marine Corps
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Happy Birthday fellow Teufel Hunden's.
Happy Birthday my Brothers and Sisters!
You don't look 236!
The best of the best! God love you my brothers.
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Yeah, my son’s going to the Camp Pendleton ball tonight. He’s taking his date & his grandma (she was one of the first lady Marines in WWII. When she was growing up she would watch Marines march in parades, thought they looked so sharp and swore if they ever let women join she’d be one of the first to enlist. This is the 2nd year he’s taken her and she just has the best time. At least he has the good sense to get a hotel room because I just know he won’t be sober by the end of the evening. This, of course, is my nice Christian boy!
Happy Birthday Marines!
Sgt, US Army
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You speak of AnAnbar Province. My son was in Ramadi the day of the first free vote—the purple finger vote—standing guard. Not so many came to vote in Ramadi, but he was proud to have been part of the fight to free Iraq. My cousin was badly injured in the second battle of Fallujah. We are proud of the Marines in our family. And we thank God for the Navy Corpsman who operated on my cousin in firefight conditions, to save his life.
Semper Fi. Happy birthday to all active duty, reserve, retired, and former Marines....Here’s the cadence everybody uses when they get done with the C 130 rolling down the strip....
Back In 1775
My Marine Corps Came Alive
First There Came The Color Gold
To Show The World That We Are Bold
Then There Came The Color Blue
To Show The World That We Are True
Then There Came the Color Red
To Show The World The Blood We have
Then There Came The Color White
To Show The World That We Can Fight
Then There Came The Color Green
To Show The World That We Are Mean
Kudos Marines. Happy birthday to this branch of our military.
It’s spelled OO-RAH!
For some good quotes. A little rough language (whodathunk?)
Happy Birthday USMC from a very proud and grateful Marine Dad.
Happy Birthday Marine Corps (from a USAF type). Thank you all for your service to our country!
Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps.