Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy Birthday, US Marines
On this day in 1775, Captain Samuel Nicholas organized the Continental Marines in Philadelphia, marking the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.
Since that start, the United States Marine Corps has went beyond its mission of being infantry support for naval operations. Especially in modern times, the United States Marin Corp is thought of as the tip of the spear, so to speak, in regards to American military power.
Further, the Marines have taken on duties regarding the Presidency and diplomatic affairs. Marine One is the most famous helicopter in the world. Marines also stand guard at the White House and at Camp David. Marines also can be found providing security in 140 American embassies and consulates around the globe.
Thank you Marines, for all you do and Happy Birthday to the Corps!