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10-11-2016, 02:03 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!
The Marine Corps birthday has been celebrated each year since General Lejeune himself instituted the tradition in 1921. On 10 November, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved, “That two Battalions of Marines be raised….” Marines all over the world celebrate the birthday with a ball (as able), cake, and the reading of General Lejeune’s message:

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

(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 in 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

So today, if you know a Marine, wish them a Happy Birthday.
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10-11-2016, 02:30 PM
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Happy Birthday, Marines! Thank you for your service! Heart

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10-11-2016, 02:46 PM
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I thought it was last month?

The history of the Royal Marines began on 28 October 1664 with the formation of the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot soon becoming known as the Admiral's Regiment. ... The Royal Marine Artillery was formed as an establishment within the British Royal Marines in 1804 to man the artillery in bomb vessels.

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Happy birthday US Marines. Smile

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10-11-2016, 03:14 PM
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10-11-2016, 03:22 PM
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Happy Birthday Marines
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10-11-2016, 10:57 PM
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Selfie at the USMC birthday ball.
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10-11-2016, 10:59 PM
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(10-11-2016 10:57 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  [Image: 08213f9c9bf75aa8bcd92458e10c4ed6.jpg]

Selfie at the USMC birthday ball.

Handsome!

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10-11-2016, 11:43 PM
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(10-11-2016 10:57 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  [Image: 08213f9c9bf75aa8bcd92458e10c4ed6.jpg]

Selfie at the USMC birthday ball.

Don't suppose Rousey stopped by this again.

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11-11-2016, 12:21 AM
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Oh I thought you meant ball as in soccer ball Tongue Oh well Smile Happy Birthday Smile

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11-11-2016, 09:15 AM
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(10-11-2016 11:43 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(10-11-2016 10:57 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  [Image: 08213f9c9bf75aa8bcd92458e10c4ed6.jpg]

Selfie at the USMC birthday ball.

Don't suppose Rousey stopped by this again.
Nope. Neither did Justin Timberlake.
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