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By:   Communication Directorate (United States Marine Corps Flagship)

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On November 10, 2021, Marines across the globe will recognize and acknowledge 246 years of service to their country, the sacrifices made to defend democracy, and the Marine Corps' enduring legacy as

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On November 10, 2021, Marines across the globe will recognize and acknowledge 246 years of service to their country, the sacrifices made to defend democracy, and the Marine Corps' enduring legacy as America's premier fighting force.

The Marine Corps' annual tradition celebrates the establishment of the organization on November 10, 1775, by the Second Continental Congress. Following their role in the American Revolution, the Marines were abolished following the Treaty of Paris in April 1783. Then, on July 11, 1798, Congress ordered the creation of the Marine Corps and directed that it be available for service under the Secretary of the Navy.

The birthday, also known as Marine Corps Day, was originally celebrated on July 11 from 1799 until 1921 when Major General Lejeune issued an order to formalize the tradition and establish the official day to honor the birthday of the Marine Corps. The ceremony traditionally includes a guest of honor, a reading of Gen. Lejeune's birthday message and the current Commandant's message, recognition of the oldest and youngest Marine present, and a cake cutting.

While the first cake ceremony is unknown, the first on record took place at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., in 1937. Major General Thomas Holcomb, the Commandant, presided at an open house for Marine Corps officers, including the cutting of a huge cake in the shape of Tun Tavern, the birthplace of the Corps.

"...as the next evolution of warfighting becomes our reality, it will still be the Marines who defend this Nation." Gen. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps

In this year's annual message, Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy Black pay tribute to the men and women who joined following September 11, 2001. These Marines were called to service as an elite counter-insurgency force and made great contributions in the deserts of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Northern Africa.

"As we mark the 20th anniversary of those who fought the war on terror and are now retiring, we want them to know that we appreciate their courage, sacrifice, and the valor they showed during this conflict," said General Berger.

In the message, General Berger and Sergeant Major Black also share their vision for young Marines, who have important roles to play in continuing the legacy of Marines as amphibious warfighters.

"The next generation of Marines may operate differently and in different places than the Marines who wear the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor today. Yet they will join a long and proud heritage of Marine fighters who have never turned from a threat or an enemy. We will always remain most ready when our Nation is least ready, because we must protect our shores and our citizens. And as the next evolution of warfighting becomes our reality, it will still be the Marines who defend this Nation," said Gen. Berger.

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Sparty On
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1  seeder  Sparty On    4 weeks ago

Happy Birthday 246th fellow Devil Dogs and good night Chesty, wherever you are.

Semper Fi

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Sparty On @1    4 weeks ago

He's probably still sleeping it off under the tavern :-)

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  1stwarrior @1.1    4 weeks ago

Lol ... you know it !st ..... you know it

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2  Just Jim NC TttH    4 weeks ago

Happy Birthday USMC!!!

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
2.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2    4 weeks ago

Semper Fi Marines - Ooooorrraaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

In 1775, the US Marine Corps was born. Happy 246th Birthday! Semper Fi!

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Sparty On
PhD Principal
3.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    4 weeks ago

We were born in a bar.   Tun Tavern.

Oorah!

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @3.1    4 weeks ago
Tun Tavern. Oorah!

On Water Street in Philadelphia, as I recall.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
3.1.2  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

Not sure of the street but it's just a sign now.

BTDT.

 
 
 
Sunshine
PhD Guide
4  Sunshine    4 weeks ago

You are all the best, Happy Birthday!

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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5  Ed-NavDoc    4 weeks ago

Semper Fi and Happy Birthday to my fellow Marine brothers and sisters past and present!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
6  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Semper Fi

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
6.1  seeder  Sparty On  replied to  Kavika @6    4 weeks ago

Same to you and make sure to give one to your son from his brothers on NT.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
6.1.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Sparty On @6.1    4 weeks ago

Oh, you betcha - he definitely deserves it.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
PhD Quiet
6.1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  1stwarrior @6.1.1    4 weeks ago

Hear hear!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7  Kavika     4 weeks ago

November is Native American Heritage Month. 

This photo is fitting for NA Heritage Month. The Birthday of the USMC and Veterans Day.

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Pvt Chester Nez, (second row far left) one of the original 29 Navajo Code talkers with other Navajo at MCRD.

Pvt Nez walked on in 2014 the last of the original Code Talkers. Of the 400 Navajo Code Talkers, only 4 are still living. 

 
 
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