Happy 242nd Birthday to the Marine Corps!

Today the Marine Corps' celebrate their 242nd birthday!


Won't you take a moment to thank a Marine, and all of our Veterans as Veterans Day is upon us, and remember those that are no longer with us.
I am remembering my Uncle who passed away two years ago.  He was
a highly decorated Marine who bravely served our country and fought
for the rights we hold so dear.  Thank you to all of our military heroes!

 

And some facts shared by FoxNews:

The U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate its 242nd birthday on Nov. 10.

Below are some important figures and dates for the military branch, which counts tens of thousands of service members among its ranks.

1798: This is when the Marine Corps Band was established by a congressional act, the Marines website says.

“Its mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps,” it explains.

183,477: The total number of active duty service members as of August 2017, according to the Defense Manpower Defense Center (DMDC).

15,384: The number of active duty women in the Marine Corps as of August, the DMDC says.

39,106: The amount of people in the Marine Corps Reserve as of August.

MARINE SEEKS TO HONOR FALLEN VETERAN WITH SCULPTURE ON COLLEGE CAMPUS

1883: The year “Semper Fidelis” became the official Marine Corps motto. The term means “always faithful” in Latin.

Nov. 21, 1942: This is when then-commandant of the Marine Corps Thomas Holcomb approved a line in “The Marines’ Hymn” be changed from “On the land as on the sea” to “In the air, on land, on sea,” the Marines Corps says.

3: The number of core Marine Corps values. They are honor, courage and commitment.

1: The current commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller. 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsLisa Von Domek • November 10 2017 02:05PM

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Great post...timely too...I hope your weekend is a great one too

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

242 years looks good on our brave Marines, Lisa! Happy birthday and thank you to all the Marines for your service.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 1 year ago

That is a great reminder to remember those who served and those who still serve.  We all need to stand up and salute them with thanks.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 1 year ago

Thank you Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® I love to post about our heroes!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I agree Nina Hollander Happy Birthday to our Marine Corps Heroes!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Absolutely Belinda Spillman we can never say Thank You enough!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Lisa I did not realize the Marines go back to the 1700's.  Thanks for sharing all of those facts.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

George Souto their history is pretty amazing!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Lisa, I agree that the Marine's history is amazing.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning Lisa.

My BFF served in the Marines, saw action in Vietnam. He doesn't talk about it much.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 1 year ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek - I am sorry I missed this Friday.  This is a wonderful post to bring attention to the Marines Corps birthday. Every year since my son became a Marine I let him know by a call or text that I am thinking about him on the anniversary of the Marines birthday. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Rebecca Gaujot they certainly have a long and important history!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

James Dray those that served in Vietnam were horribly treated and deserved much better for their service.  All who served when called should always have our respect and gratitude.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Hello Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I am so happy that you found this post and I thank your son for his service - I know how proud you are of him, and rightly so!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

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