And here’s 4 authentic drinks to help you celebrate:
On this date 240 years ago, US Marine Corps was founded in Tun Tavern located in Philadelphia, during the American Revolutionary War. This was in response to an order by the Second Continental Congress for “two Battalions of Marines be raised” as forces to land with the fleet. The Marines would see their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas in 1776 under the command of Capt. Samuel Nichols. Today, there is an exact replica of Tun Tavern at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, the original found itself in the path of a highway expansion and now sadly sits disassembled in a Philadelphia warehouse.