The Continental Marines were created by Congress in 1775 during the American Revolution. The idea was to give the Navy a landing force and provide rifle protection on board ships from the enemy and mutiny. Not only did it work then, it has worked ever since even when Congress tries to eliminate them due to expense. The Marines have served in ever war the US has been in, normally have been the first to arrive and are a feared force world wide. The few, the proud, the Marines.
How to celebrate – Read about the Marines history. Visit a marine base today to celebrate with them. Thank a Marine for their service.