Semper Fi and Happy 230th bithday, Marines!

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The Marines are celebrating 230 years dedicated to the service of our Nation

The United States Marine Corps celebrates its 230th birthday today as the proudest, most elite military force on the face of the earth.

Time and again for more than two centuries, those who serve in the USMC have lived up to their bold and beautiful promise to be among “The Few, The Proud, The Marines.

Founded Nov. 10, 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, the “Soldiers of the Sea have gone on to signify in the words of Gen. M.W. Hagee “all that is highest in warfighting excellence and military virtue.

From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, and beyond.

Hagee, in a letter posted to the Marine Corp. Web site, thanked all Marines for their “continuous combat operations overseas and distinguished service here at home on behalf of Americans and defenders of freedom throughout the world…

     

Hagee cited the Marine Corps. role in natural disasters and battles around the globe as a testament to the dedication of the Marines who serve.

“Marine compassion and flexibility provided humanitarian assistance to thousands in the wake of the South East Asian Tsunami, and here at home, Marines with AAVs, helicopters and sometimes with their bare hands saved hundreds of our own fellow Americans in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he writes.

“Across the full spectrum of operations, you [Marine veterans] have showcased that Marines create stability in an unstable world, and have reinforced our Corps’ reputation for setting the standard of excellence.

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From all of us at VeteransToday.com, Happy Birthday Marines – you have our deepest admiration and respect.

Semper Fi.

 

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