Happy 235th Birthday to the Corps

On November 10, 1775 the Continental Congress passed this resolution authored by John Adams:

“Resolved, That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors, and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said battalions but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve with advantage by sea when required; that they be enlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present War with Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress; that they be distinguished by names of First and Second Battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the Continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.”

The Marines have fought in all our wars and by their conduct have lived up to this description of the Corps:

“No better friend, no worse enemy.”

Servant of God Vincent Capodanno, please intercede with God to bless and keep all the members of the Marine Corps.

2 Responses to Happy 235th Birthday to the Corps

  1. Teresa says:

    God Bless all of our brave Marine Corps veterans as we remember them always, but especially on Veteran’s Day.

  2. David Jones says:

    As a career Army officer I salute and congratulate the Marine Corps for everything they have did and continue to do. They serve a real need in the DoD. Semper Fi.

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