Happy Birthday Marines!
United States Marine Corps
Honoring 246 Years of Faithful Service to America
From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli
November 10, 2021
- United States Marines trace their roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by Captain Samuel Nicholas by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.
- Marine One provides helicopter transportation for the President of the United States.
- Marine Embassy Guards provide security at U.S. diplomatic posts throughout the world.
- Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on November 10th with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony.
- Marines Hymn is the official hymn of the Corps, it is the oldest official song in the United States Armed Forces.
- Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelis, which is Latin for “Always Faithful”.