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    Member SirFelixCat's Avatar
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    Happy Birthday, Marines!

    No. 47 (Series 1921)
    Washington, November 1, 1921

    759. The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the
    10 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 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.

    Major General Commandant
    YouTube - USMC Answering Machine

    YouTube - USMC Marines Hymn Marine Corps Band Halls of Montezuma
    YouTube - USMC Marines - 101 Reasons to Love Your Marine Corps

    235 years of kicking ### and keeping this country, and the world, for that matter, safe.

    Famous Marine Quotes

    “Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.” - Ronald Reagan
    The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
    -Eleanor Roosevelt

    USMC:giving enemys a chance to die for there country since 1775
    Ole Dan Daly

    Chesty Puller

    Smedley Butler

    USMC '93-'01
    Semper Fidelis

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

    Famous Marine Quotes
    Peeling a garbage can full of potatoes is not fun.

    WOY's Father

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

    Mrs. fan's father (and thus, my father-in-law) is a retired USMC Brigadier General.

    Whenever he gets a little full of himself, we begin referring to my mother-in-law as Commandant.

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    Newport Beach, CA

    Re: Happy Birthday, Marines!

    Semper Fi!

    If ya' ain't been there, you wouldn't understand.


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