Happy Birthday Marines


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Formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps was begun on November 10th, 1921. That date was chosen because it was the date that the Second Continental Congress resolved in 1775, to raise two battalions of Continental Marines. The rest is history, as this plaque memorializes the Marines of the Battle of Princeton.

Continental Marines Memorial, Princeton, New Jersey

“DEDICATED TO THE CONTINENTAL MARINES WHO FOUGHT WITH GENERAL WASHINGTON’S TROOPS DURING THE BATTLE OF PRINCETON JANUARY 3, 1777″

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The image, Continental Marines Memorial, is subject to copyright by Mark K_NJ. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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4 Responses to Happy Birthday Marines

  1. incogman says:

    Happy Birthday Marines!

    To Chesty and to my Father, who’s with Chesty, now.
    As my Father always said: Once a Marine, Always a Marine!

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  2. Edna Barney says:

    There was a General Chesty Puller who was the most decorated Marine in history. He was a Virginian. One of the most inspiring talks I ever heard was given by his son, also a war veteran. Thank you for your comment. Semper Fi.

  3. incogman says:

    My Dad (since passed away) and myself both are proud Virginians. Every 11/10 we’d have a toast to old Chesty Puller.

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