United States Marine Corps Celebrates 237th Birthday Print
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Written by Move America Forward   
Monday, 12 November 2012 14:23
Today the 237th birthday of the USMC

The US Marine Corps has been an instrumental part of protecting the safety of American families, our Constitution, and the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this great nation. From the Revolutionary War, to the wars we are still fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Marines are there, fighting in the front lines, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, in defense of their homeland.

Approximately 20,000 Marines are part of the multinational coalition of over 98,000 troops in Afghanistan. In Iraq, hundreds of Marines remain as part of the 50,000 strong security and advisory force.  Today is their birthday too, and they will not be able to celebrate with their fellow Marines at USMC celebrations and balls held around the country. Let's send them some care packages to show our support, and wish them a happy birthday!

While some Marines can celebrate this birthday, others must continue the fight! Show them your support!


"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."

This is how Marine Corps Birthday Message order No. 47 begins.

During 179 of the 235 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nation's enemies.  Millions of hours of sacrifice have been dedicated to our freedom and our peace. You may have the honor of personally knowing one of these brave men or women who have answered the call of duty. More than likely though, your liberties are being protected by an anonymous donor, a Marine.

Faceless and nameless that Marine's sole focus is for you and your children. Today is the Marine Corps' birthday. Today you can put a name and face to that selfless sacrifice. The name is Marine.

Help us honor our Marines and Armed Forces by celebrating this important date. You may not see their faces and you may not know their names, but you can let them know you're thinking about them by sending a care package full of thanks and treats to remind them that we stand behind our troops.


VETERAN'S DAY TOMORROW! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

The most important day of the year for the millions of Americans who have served their country proudly over the years is almost upon us. Sunday, November 11th is the day we recognize our military veterans, who have fought and sacrificed to oppose our enemies and keep our nation free.

While thousands of troops will be coming home by the end of the year, we still have a responsibility to support them as they wrap up their mission in Iraq. But there are even more thousands still serving in Afghanistan and they'll continue to fill an important role into 2014 and beyond.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN WITH A THOUGHTFUL CARE PACKAGE FROM HOME,
JUST A WAY TO SAY "THANKS" FOR EVERYTHING THEY DO FOR US