137: Marine Corps Birthday, Veterans DayNovember 10, 2016 by Cigars and Sea Stories | Be the first to comment »
Marine Corps Birthday, Veterans Day Mashup. Veterans’ Day is also celebrated in other parts of the world. In these places it is known as either Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. On the 11th of November, 1918 is when the Germans signed the Armistice to mark the end of the First World War. Therefore, the day became known as Armistice Day.
Marine Corps Birthday, Veterans Day Mashup
Marine Corps Birthday
The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is on 10 November 1775. This was the day when the Second Continental Congress established the Marines with the following decree:
“That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines.”
Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, PA, is regarded as the birthplace of the Corps. It was here that the first Marines enlisted under Commandant Samuel Nicholas.