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U.S. Marine Corps Birthday
November 10, 2014
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During the American Revolution, a committee of the Continental Congress drafted a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. The resolution was approved Nov. 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776. Each year, the Marine Corps marks Nov. 10 with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.

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