Semper Fi: Eight months older than the USA

American Digest:

The United States Marine Corps traces its roots to the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, formed by Captain Samuel Nicholas by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on 10 November 1775, to raise two battalions of Marines

11 Comments on Semper Fi: Eight months older than the USA

  1. Ah, but the formation took place at Tun’s Tavern! Had I been there i’d a had a few quarts myself! Now Im old I drink Whiskey. Hey 244 is old! Tun’s has been long gone!

    Gung Hoooooooooo!

    And I was, 55 yers ago , Gung Ho; still carry the scars of being a “hard charger” No regrets! I love America!

  2. Legend has it that when the Corps was formed, a recruiting bonus of a pint of ale was offered. Two weeks later, recruiting goals weren’t being met, so it was raised to two pints. The original recruits were heard to grouse, “back in the Old Corps…”

    You’d hafta be an old Marine…

  3. Time for the USMC to take a stand for the President and the Country. What are the brave and the honorable Marine Corp waiting for? What was done in the past, remains in the past. It is the present that is in need of courageous patriots who will give the shout out and ACT to openly defend the USA at home. If age keeps the body weak, then use the mind to encourage the young and able to go to it!

  4. My God Father was born in Mexico in 1919 he came to the border in 1942 and asked to come into America to join the Marine Corps to fight the Japanese! He became a Marine and fought in the Pacific Campaigns and was wounded twice…at the Canel and Iwo. He lived and became an naturalized American Citizen which was the proudest day of his life. Although he was born in Mexico he flew the American Flag in his yard till the day he died. God Bless you Nino…Semper Fi !!!

  5. Marines (real ones that is) ARE ready to step in and restore the Constitution tRuth. That time has not yet come. We have taken the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Real Marines take that oath seriously.

    There is still a chance to turn things around peacefully, depending on how the Barr/Durham prosecutions turn out. I agree it is a slim chance, but a restoration, once started, cannot be turned back. It may not turn out the way you think, either.

    Patience is a virtue. Planning is a tactic. So exercise your virtues and tactics to be prepared for anything. When the time comes to act, you will know.

    PS – don’t wait for others to do the heavy lifting for you. Do your part.

  6. Obamaplease, another legend has it that at Tun Tavern, the first man signed on the dotted line, turned and handed the pen to the next man and said “You know, things were different in the Old Corps.”

  7. The official birthday of the United States Army is June 14th, 1775

    Welcome to the party guys. Better late than never…..

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