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236 years ago, the rich tradition of sacrifice, service, and fidelity to nation of the United States Marine Corps was born. It was on this date in 1775 that the Continental Congress passed a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore. Dubbed the Continental Marines, the battalions were quickly thrust into action successfully executing their first amphibious landing on a hostile shore. 

Today’s Marine Corps is ready to respond on the ground, in the air and by sea. Their integrated approach means the Marines are often the first on the scene, earning them the reputation as “America’s 911 Force” — our nation’s first line of defense. 

To a Marine, "always faithful" is more than a motto, it is a way of life.  Marines remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what.  Because of their commitment, we are a stronger and safer nation. 

Happy birthday and Semper Fi, Marines.  We thank you and all our veterans from every branch of our armed forces for your service and sacrifice.