Happy Birthday Marine Corps!
On November 10, 1775 the United States Marine Corps was founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today the Marines celebrated 224 years of defending our country.
In 1921 Commadant Gen John J. Lejune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. This order contains the traditions, histories and missions of the Marine Corps. It also contains an order to always recognize November 10 and to read the order each year.
It was not long before Marines begin to celebrate the date and in 1921 the first birthday ball was held at Marine Barracks at Ft. Millfin, Pennsylvania. The tradition soon grew and now the Marine Corps celebrates with balls in many locations.
LCpl Honda went to his first Marine Corps Ball two years ago. Here are couple of pictures.
Needless to say he will not be attending the ball this year. Hopefully the Marines had a celebration at sea!
But once again, Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps!