USMC Day is celebrated in the United States every year on November 10th, the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The military and their families join in the celebration, commemorating the merits of the state army.
The Continental Marines were established in 1775 when the resolution was submitted to Congress by the then President of America, John Adams. The infantrymen were involved in the War of Independence, but were later disbanded. Fifteen years later, the Marines were restored during a period of tense relations with France and since then, have been a permanent military force.
The Marines have been involved in many battles throughout the years, including the Battle for New Orleans, the Philippine-American War, World War I, and many more. Today, there are more than 200,000 personnel and four divisions deployed in different states.
- The motto of the Marines is “Semper Fidelis”.
- Legend has it that the first group of Marines were recruited from the “Tun” Tavern in Philadelphia.
- The first landing took place in the Bahamas.
- The Marines bravely fought against the pirates of Tripoli.
- The hymn is dedicated to early battles.
- It is the smallest branch of the American military.
- They have their own orchestra.
How to take part
There are many ways to participate in and honor the US Marine Corps on their day. Visit memorials dedicated to them, watch documentaries or feature films, send a postcard to a friend, invite them to a gala dinner, and share interesting facts about the Marines on social media.
When is USMC Day celebrated in 2023?
USMC Day is observed on November 10 each year.