Happy Birthday USMC


Don’t forget to take some time to recognize our United States Marine Corps who are celebrating their 241st Birthday today!

The Marines were born November 10th, 1775 when our founding fathers met at the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Among the things they voted for that day was a resolution to raise two battalions of Marines to protect American shipping and fight pirates lurking around the Bahamas.

Since then, the Marines have been an indispensable component of America’s military power and legendary for their toughness and never-quit attitude that has carried them through some of the most fierce and bloody battles in history like Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Da Nang, Fallujah and others.

We still have thousands of Marines serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places in the Middle East. Show your support for them by sending a Thanksgiving Holiday Care Package filled with love and seasonal treats that will remind them of home. Click here to donate now!!

Remember too, that the holidays can sometimes be the most lonely time for a serviceman or woman deployed overseas. Some troops might only get a single care package all year long – make sure they get it by donating today!

NOVEMBER 10, 2016


Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone before us, and rekindle the bond that unites all generations of Marines. This year, we mark the 241st anniversary of our Corps—241 years of uncommon valor, innovation, and combat excellence.

Marines, we are part of something bigger than any of us could imagine. Whether you fought in the battles of World War I, in the Pacific during World War II, in Korea or Vietnam, in Desert Shield or Desert Storm, or in the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan—or you are just starting out on your Marine Corps journey—we are all part of an elite family of warriors. For the rest of your life, the first term people use to describe you will be “Marine.”

When the Continental Congress stood up two battalions of Marines in 1775, a culture of discipline, vigilance, professionalism, and military excellence was born that has characterized our Corps for nearly two and a half centuries. As Marines, we have a profound respect for our traditions and heritage, and for taking care of each other. We know we’re strongest when we’re together as a team. Wherever you are celebrating our Corps’ birthday this year, look around at the Marines beside you and remember the bonds forged in training, in garrison, and in combat. Take this time to reconnect.

We are Marines for life. It’s our responsibility, our duty, to maintain and build upon the legacy of those who have gone before us. What we do today, guided by what we’ve learned from past generations, will determine the future of our Corps. So as we celebrate this 241st anniversary of our Corps, we also look ahead and prepare for our next success. Take pride in carrying our legacy forward.

Happy Birthday Marines!

Semper Fidelis,

Robert B. Neller
General, U.S. Marine Corps
Commandant of the Marine Corps

Did you know that TOMORROW IS VETERANS DAY? Since the creation of our great nation, men and women have risked their lives in order to protect us, some even paid with their lives, or suffered grave injuries that last a lifetime. For that we should be forever indebted.

What are you doing to honor our troops for Veterans Day? Unfortunately, too many Americans have lost sight of what Veterans Day is all about. We can’t forget that Veterans Day is about honoring those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who are currently risking their lives to protect our nation. Will you send these important holiday supplies to our troops?

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