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Marine Corps Birthday

Honor the Marine Corps' 245th Birthday with a tribute to those who serve and have served our country - thank you for your service!
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Celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps on November 10! The Marine Corps was established in 1775 and its mission is to provide power for national security. Through the years, Marines have fought bravely and selflessly in wars around the world. It's a day to honor their service and sacrifice for our country. There are many ways to celebrate this day - from attending a parade or ceremony, to sending cards to active duty Marines, or simply taking some time to reflect on their courage and dedication. So let's show our appreciation for the US Marine Corps on this special day!

History of Marine Corps Birthday

Marine Corps Birthday Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1775</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Founding of the Marine Corps</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Continental Marines, the precursor to the United States Marine Corps, was established by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1798</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of the US Marine Corps</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United States Marine Corps was formally established on July 11, 1798, as a separate service branch.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1921</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition of November 10</div><div class='timeline-text'>The USMC officially recognizes November 10, 1775 as the date of creation or "birthday" of the Marine Corps.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Formal Ball Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first formal Birthday Ball took place in Washington D.C. celebrating the USMC's 177th birthday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>After September 11 Attacks</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Marine Corps played a significant role in the global War on Terror following the September 11 attacks.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Marine Corps Birthday

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a parade</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local newspaper or search online to see if a Marine Corps Birthday parade is happening in your area. This is a great way to show your support for our brave military service members.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Fly the flag</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Fly the American flag, as well as the Marine Corps flag on this day - it's a great way to show your patriotism.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a veteran</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take time out of your day to visit a veteran who has served in the Marine Corps. Show your appreciation for their service and thank them for their sacrifice.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a card</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write a heartfelt message in a card and send it to a veteran or active duty member of the Marine Corps. It's a small gesture but will mean so much.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Donate to a charity that supports veterans or active duty members of the Marine Corps. Help those who have served and are serving our country with their time and energy.</p></div></div>

Why Marine Corps Birthday is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Commemorate the service of all Marines</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Marine Corps Birthday is a day to honor and commemorate the service and sacrifice of all current and former Marines. This is an opportunity for family, friends and fellow Marines alike to come together in celebration of their shared heritage as United States Marines.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Remember sacrifices made by those who served</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Marine Corps Birthday is also a time to remember those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation's freedom. It is important to use this day to pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate price for our safety and security.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Show gratitude & appreciation for Marine Corps</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Marine Corps Birthday provides the perfect opportunity for civilians and service members alike to show their gratitude and appreciation for the hard work and dedication that each Marine has shown during their service. By recognizing their invaluable contributions throughout history, we can ensure that their efforts are never forgotten.</p></div></div>

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When is Marine Corps Birthday?

Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated on November 10 every year. In 2024, Marine Corps Birthday will occur on a Sunday.

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