Today is the 233rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. For anyone that has ever felt the loving embrace of a Marine Corps Drill Instructor, I wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Thank you for the sacrifice and service you have made for this country.
"On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date many thousands of men have borne that 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." ~ General John A. LeJeune, USMC on November 1st, 1921
You can read General LeJeune's entire 1921 Birthday message here -- and you can read the current Commandants Birthday Message here.