Happy Birthday!


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.

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9 Responses to Happy Birthday!

  1. WiscoDave says:

    Who will be the first one to jump on the “240” number without reading the article?

  2. Happy birthday and Semper Fi to all of my Marine Brothers and sisters.

  3. cato says:

    Happy Birthday, Leathernecks ! ooorah !
    Semper Fi !

  4. Inbred Redneck says:

    Hey, Happy Birthday Jarheads. They’re people, too, just a bit lower on the evolutionary scale than the rest of us.
    That said, my Daddy joined USMC a hundred years ago this year. Spent seven years in the Corps before comin’ to his senses and goin’ Army. Wish I’d gotten his Non-com sword.

  5. crazyeighter says:

    Legend has it that when the men lined up to sign into the Corps, (of course!) the first one made his mark, turned to the second man, handed him the quill and said “Ya know, things were different in the old Corps!”

    Happy Birthday you bunch of sea-going bell hops!

  6. Booger says:

    Marines…..the Sailors who get sea sick

  7. DanB says:

    Semper Fi!

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