Happy Birthday Marine Corps!
Thursday, November 10th marks the 236th birthday of the Marine Corps! Locally, the big celebration takes place at the Convention Center with a big Marine Corps luncheon from 12-3pm. We guarantee there will be plenty of good-looking Marines walking up and down Summer Street on Thursday. If you know a Marine, make sure to wish them a Happy Birthday and give ’em a thank you too!
A brief history of this celebration:
- In 1921, Commandant, Gen.John A. Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. This order summarized the history, mission and tradition of the Corps.
- The first “formal” Birthday Ball took place in Philadelphia in 1925 at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel.
For a Marine, Semper Fi is More than a motto it’s a way of life. Latin for “always faithful,” Semper Fidelis became the Marine Corps tag line in 1883. It reminds Marines to always be faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps, and to the US of A, no matter what.