Resolution Creating the United States Marines - Nov 10, 1775

On Friday, November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the United States Marine Corps. This from the Journals of the Continental Congress…

Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or insisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required: that they be insisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.

Happy Birthday to the USMC and a big thanks to all the men and women who’ve worn the uniform.

Here are a few Marine Corps links I found…

4 Generations of the United States Marine Corps - A tribute page

Marine Corps Legacy Museum - I especially liked the "gallery."

History of the Marine Corps Hymn - from the White Plains Marine Corps League

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