Marine Corps Birthday

USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Happy Birthday Marines!

United States Marine Corps
Honoring 248 Years of Faithful Service to America
From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli
November 10, 2023



  • 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”.

• Semper Fidelis •