View Full Version : Happy 237th Birthday, Marines!!!

11-10-2012, 12:41 PM
Today marks the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.



"Resolved, That two Battalions of Marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required; that they be enlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.

Ordered, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the General."

Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775

So, to honor the United States Marine Corps and my sisters and brothers (JAGG, Nadeest, TxCougar, TxCowboi....hope I'm not leaving anyone off here) who, like myself, served so proudly, I say "Happy 237th Birthday and Semper Fidelis!!" :winky::cheer:

OOOOOOOOOOOO RAH!!!!! :thumbsup:

~Theo~ :bouquet:

11-10-2012, 12:49 PM

Uncle Donny
my favorite Marine

11-10-2012, 12:56 PM
SEMPER FI THEO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-10-2012, 01:13 PM
Thank you for the annual reminder!

I must call my 88-year-old retired Marine father today!


11-10-2012, 03:27 PM
My father, accomplished many things in his life. Out of all, he was the most proud of being a Marine. Funny... I can see him in my minds eye saying "Sweetheart, once a Marine, always a Marine" followed by a wink and a smile.

Happy Birthday Corp. Thank you for fighting for the right that allows me to post this.

11-10-2012, 03:31 PM
My dad was a Marine. :) Happy Birthday, jarheads!

11-10-2012, 03:32 PM
Adding my thanks and happy birthday.

11-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Happy Birthday!!


11-10-2012, 04:11 PM
:praying: Thank you and Happy Birthday!