Happy Birthday to The U.S. Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces, established on November 10, 1775, under the authority of the Continental Congress. Its inception traces back to the Second Continental Congress during the American Revolutionary War.

The USMC has a rich legacy deeply entwined with American military history, participating in pivotal battles, such as the Siege of Tripoli, the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War, and various significant engagements in both World Wars. It’s known for its famous ethos, “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful), and for being the nation’s rapid response force, adept in both amphibious warfare and providing expeditionary forces for various operations worldwide.

Throughout its history, the Marine Corps has evolved, adapting to modern warfare and playing a crucial role in defending the nation’s interests, both domestically and internationally. The Corps continues to be an integral part of the United States military, recognized for its valor, discipline, and commitment to service.

Marine Corps War Memorial, Virginia


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