Happy 248th Birthday, USMC!

November 10, 2023 is the 248th birthday of the US Marines Corps. While I come from an Army family and the Complementary Spouse is from an Air Force family, we both recognize the dedication that Marines have to this country and our freedom.

I try to recognize the event with old recruiting posters and the official birthday message.

And the official birthday message is below. It evidently was recorded sometime in October as the Commandant, Gen. Eric Smith, had a heart attack on October 29th. Best wishes to him for a full recovery.

2 thoughts on “Happy 248th Birthday, USMC!”

  1. Thank you for posting this.
    I am proud of my time in the Corps, and even five decades later it was the single most formative thing in my life.
    Truly, “once a Marine, always a Marine”.
    Most of all for today, I’m very happy to see the 248th birthday message hasn’t a bit of PC or woke bullshit in it. There is absolutely no place for it.
    Semper Fi.

  2. The first and third posters are obviously from the world wars. The middle one seems to be the invasion of a banana republic. Now the Marines can do that without leaving home.

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