November 10th, 1775
Since November 10, 1775, ours is a legacy of having each other’s back—and never backing down. On legendary battlefields like the Shore's of Tripoli, and the Halls of Montazuma, the Battle fields of Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Chosin Reservoir, Battle of Kham Duc, Operation Desert Storm and Marjah through out the Cold War, where ever in defense of our national interests. Through necessary actions back home, enabling our own struggling communities to thrive once more. Then and now, every Marine that served, is still a United States Marine, fighting through every circumstance to continue our Nation's advance, and supporting and defending our US Constitution (1).
On this day, we take time to remember our beginning, our heritage, our customs and traditions. On this day, we honor Marines past and present.
Mark the date on your calendar...
The Col. Phillip C. DeLong
Marine Corps League
will host a
Birthday Ball on:
Sunday, November 6th 2021.
Eisenhower Recreation Center,
1700 to 2200
RSVP required to attend.
Captain Samuel Nicholas sets up the first Marine Corps recruiting headquarters at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, PA, looking for "a few good men." The "Few and the Proud" who make up today's ranks are comprised of men and women who have the resolve to fight and win for our Nation's common cause.
The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is on 10 November 1775. That was the day when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines with the following decree:
"That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines."