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Happy Birthday Fellow Marines!

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I wish all my fellow Marines a Happy 237th Birthday today!

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I wish all my fellow Marines a Happy 237th Birthday today!

1775: FOUNDING OF THE MARINE CORPS

During the American Revolution, many important political discussions took place in the inns and taverns of Philadelphia, including the founding of the Marine Corps.

A committee of the Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern to draft a resolution calling for two battalions of Marines able to fight for independence at sea and on shore.

The resolution was approved on November 10, 1775, officially forming the Continental Marines.

As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavern’s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.

Each year, the Marine Corps marks November 10th with a celebration of the brave spirit which compelled these men and thousands since to defend our country as United States Marines.

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Steve Spear

Former 29 Palms City Council member from 2002 through 2010. Graduate of Villanova University with a BA majoring in criminal justice. Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1977 through 1990 attaining the rank of Major in the Marine Corps Reserves.

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  1. Larry Briggs Larry Briggs says:

    And a Happy Birthday to you too. Semper Fi!!

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  2. Steve Whitten Steve Whitten says:

    Semper Fi Big Guy!.

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