To The Shores Of Tripoli was a movie that was made about World War II during that war. The Marines who are shown in the video are examples of those who train to fight for our nation. World War II was a very critical period of time in our nation’s history. The Axis Powers of Germany, Japan and Italy had plans to conquer the world for their cause of world domination. Without the entry of the United States military forces into World War II, the objectives of the Axis powers would have been achieved. Consider some of the related facts that are included as a part of this post that were taken from the internet.
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Happy Birthday USMC
We congratulate the U.S. Marine Corps on its 240th birthday Tuesday.
Formed Nov. 10, 1775, by the Second Continental Congress, the first Marines enlisted under Commandant Samuel Nicholas.
The traditional celebration now includes a reading of Order 47 of Nov. 1, 1921:
Marine Corps Order No. 47
Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps
Washington, Nov. 1, 1921
The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year.
(1) On Nov. 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand many have borne the name “Marine.” In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.
(2) The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nation’s foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.
(3) In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term “Marine” has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.
(4) This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as “Soldiers of the Sea” since the founding of the Corps.
JOHN A. LEJEUNE
Operating on land and at sea on U.S. Navy ships as an expeditionary force in readiness, Marine ground forces and aviators are a worldwide U.S. presence. Embedded aboard Navy vessels in the 18th century, Marines have continued to distinguish themselves in every war.
The perfect example of America’s superb all volunteer armed forces, the Marine Corps air-ground team is America’s strike force. Today and tomorrow, Marines will serve America whenever called. Exemplifying honor, courage and commitment they are “The Few, The Proud, The Marines.”
Happy Birthday Marines!