240 years ago today, the United States Marine Corps was born at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.
The history of the Marine Corps is rife with legendary names – Dan Daly, Ira Hayes, John Basilone, Chesty Puller, John Glenn, Robert Leckie, Dakota Meyer, Kyle Carpenter. And it wouldn’t be complete without the best spokesman to the public the Corps ever had – R. Lee Ermey.
The guys at Madison Rising, America’s most patriotic band, put this together and posted to their facebook page, with this message:
Please join us in wishing a happy 240th birthday (November 10, 2015) to the greatest fighting force in the world: The United States Marine Corps!
Special thanks to The Young Marines national youth organization, R. Lee Ermey, the producers of The Hornet’s Nest and the Dept. of Defense. Semper Fi!
They became “Leathernecks” after taking Derma, Libya, and “Devil Dogs” in Bellau Woods. Today they stand deployed at the tip of the spear in Iraq and Afghanistan, surrounded by enemies and waiting for the fight.
They are the Few, the Proud, the Men and Women of the Scarlet and Gold.
“From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli they have fought our country’s battles in the air, on land, and sea. They have fought for right and freedom and to keep their honor clean. They have proudly claimed the title of United States Marine.”
Happy Birthday, Devil Dogs!
Even the U.S. Army Field Band wanted to say so: