November 10, 1775

Dateline: Philadelphia

According to a mixture of recorded fact and oral tradition this is the date that several young, strong, adventurous men gathered over tankards of ale in a local tavern. What made this gathering different is the organization that resulted.

Can you see them crowded around the corner table? Plotting and planning with glances at each new arrival to the public room? For if the wrong person learned of their plans they would be hung by the Royal authorities.

They succeeded. They found others willing to join their cause. Their patriotism stood the test of time. For 237 years now they have fought the enemies of the American Colonies and then the United States on land, sea, and air.

The Few.    The Proud.

Happy Birthday Marines!!!

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