Happy Birthday, United State Marine Corps! 243 Years!

Perhaps one of the things a Marine Mom will never forget was when their son or daughter told them they joined the Marines.

Oh my.

And so the new journey began…

And if I knew then what I know now, I would still say, “You have to do what is right for you.” I think there is a “Warrior Spirit” inside of a Marine that was there at birth.  It isn’t for everyone, is it?

Today is the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

So celebrate, Marines!

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

– President Ronald Reagan

And we agree.

Thank you for being a part of something greater than yourselves. Thank you for serving this great Nation.

And Families, thank you for supporting your Marine. It means so much to them.

With Respect,



Each year the Commandant of the Marine Corps shares a Birthday Message with his Marines.

The 2018 CMC Birthday Message

A Message From the Commandant of the Marine Corps