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11-08-18, 11:18 AM
I hold Veterans Day with a very high level of respect. To many of us, the day before Veterans Day, November 10th is equally important as it is the Marine Corps Birthday. Established in 1775 in Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, (a bar), the Marine Corps is now 243 years old and is celebrated throughout the entire world (Marine Corps Ball) by both active duty Marines as well as Marine Corps Veterans. To all my Marine Brothers S/F.


The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

PaulWill
11-08-18, 01:21 PM
Semper Fi

Mongoose
11-08-18, 04:42 PM
Harry Truman...."Marines are over paid, over sexed, professional killers". Happy Birthday, Marines...

FoxtrotOscar
11-08-18, 05:14 PM
Happy Birthday Marines...

243 years

USMC 2571
11-08-18, 07:59 PM
When I went in we were celebrating number 188---Happy Birthday, Marines.

FistFu68
11-09-18, 12:47 AM
Cheers hereís too the USMC...Iím gonna bust down a few more for the Marines across the Pond Go Easy Aye Aye Semper Fi :beer:

oldtop
11-09-18, 09:02 AM
Happy Birthday, MARINES.. Semper Fi...

When I started, we were only 191 years young...

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11-09-18, 09:13 AM
When I went in we were celebrating number 188---Happy Birthday, Marines.
Dave, can you tell us what the Corps was like way back then? Were you all still using muskets?

Old Marine
11-09-18, 09:40 AM
Have celebrated many a Marine Corps Birthday's in my time on this planet and this one will also be celebrated. A little quieter than most though.

"Happy Birthday" to all my Brothers and Sisters, near and far and Stay Safe.

Melvin Jeffries
11-09-18, 12:14 PM
Dave, I am right there with you I went in Aug 61 so we have seen a lot of Marine Corps Birthdays. In my younger years there were a lot of hangovers the next day!

Happy Birthday to all Marines!

Theoldgunny
11-09-18, 03:07 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY we were only 177 seen like only a long weekend ago

doc h fmf
11-09-18, 05:33 PM
Happy Birthday my brothers and sisters,had the privilege to serve with you for 8 yearslove you all.

Semper Fi and God Bless you all

Stephen Doc Hansen HM3 FMF.