Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dear Marines, Happy Birthday to you!!

Please join with me in celebrating the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corp! That's 238 years of honor, courage and commitment... pretty impressive if you ask me!

“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.”

—MajGen John A. Lejeune, Marine Corps Order 47, 1921

 

Thank you for 238 years of sacrifice and service to our great country. Man, that's a lot of cake!