Marine Corps Celebrates 244 Years
On November 10, we celebrate the US Marine Corps 244th birthday.
Every year, the United States Marine Corps celebrates its establishment in 1775 with a traditional ball and a cake cutting ceremony. The first Marine Corps ball was held in 1925 and included dinner, cake, and entertainment.
Continental Marines land at New Providence during the Battle of Nassau, the first amphibious landing of the Marine Corps, during the revolution.
The US Marines began as the Continental Marines in 1775. The Second Continental Congress assigned two battalions of Marines to serve alongside the Continental Navy as landing forces. After the Revolutionary War, it was decided to dismantle the Continental Navy, and consequently, the Continental Marines. The United States Marine Corps was later officially re-established.
Today, the U.S. Marine Corps is the smallest of America’s Armed Forces, with roughly 185,000 active duty personnel deployed in the Pacific, South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Nonetheless, by comparison to most other militaries around the world, the U.S. Marine Corps is huge.
Flying the Marine Corps Flag outdoors
The American Flag should always be flown first. State flags are flown second in order, and Military flags third. If you are flying the Marine Corps Outdoor Flag on the same pole as your American Flag, it should be of equal or smaller size and always flown below the American Flag.
Displaying the Marine Corps Flag indoors
Indoor Ceremonial Flags must also be displayed according to the US Flag Code order of precedence. The Indoor American Ceremonial Flag is always displayed first in order. A Parade Carry Belt must be worn when Ceremonial Flags are carried or presented in procession.
Small and versatile Marine Corps Small Flags can be displayed on a podium, a desk, or even a window sill.
U.S. Marines conducting a dawn patrol in Afghanistan's Nawa District, Helmand Province.
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