Happy 234th Birthday United States Marine Corps!

HAPPY 234TH BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!

A LADY LIBERTAS SALUTE TO OUR MARINE CORPS!

FOR ALL YOU DO, WE THANK YOU!

And extra Lady Libertas Smooches for all the Special Marines in my life – you ROCK!

One of the most famous Marine customs is the observance of the Marine Corps Birthday. Since 1921 the birthday of the Marine Corps has been officially celebrated each year on 10 November, since it was on this date in 1775 that Continental Congress resolved, “That two Battalions of Marines be raised….” Over the years the Marine Corps Birthday has been celebrated in a wide variety of ways, depending on the location and circumstances of the Marine units. The celebration involves the reading of an excerpt from the Marine Corps Manual and a birthday message from the Commandant; the cutting of a birthday cake by the commanding officer; and the presentation of the first and second pieces of cake to the oldest and youngest Marines present. Recently, the ceremony for the observance of the Marine Corps Birthday by large posts and stations has been incorporated into written directives.

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