Wednesday, November 10, 2010

marine corps birthday


marine corps birthday

"The few, the proud" says an old advertising slogan for the U. S. Marine Corps, and that's it. The Marines are the smallest branch of the American forces, but also the reputation of outmatches size. Today, the 235th Marines birthday is celebrated, before the country was born in 1775.

"The Marines I have seen around the world, the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of a group of animals I've ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" Eleanor Roosevelt once said.

The Marine Corps is less than 11 percent of the American army, but more than 23 percent of Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the New York Daily News notes. Yet, one of the most powerful after the fiercely proud alumni groups and high-profile events like the Marine Corps. Marathon, now 35, year (see the gallery of the event here).

Throughout the world, Marines celebrate the day with a cake tradition: The guest of honor will be the first piece of birthday cake decorated with the symbol of U.S. Navy, the Marine will receive the second oldest, and then the Navy will become the third youngest, JT Adrian Rankine-Galloway, the captain of the Marine Corps. said in a telephone interview.

After the cake at a birthday message to John A. Lejeune, 13 master of the Marines, read. Lejeune called "Navy Navy", and went to the Corps. 1920-1929.

"As long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future than in the past, our nation and the people respect us a worthy successor to the long line of illustrious men, who served as Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps. "read the message.

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