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Today is the United States Marine Corps 241st Birthday.
The United States Marine Corps was founded on 10 November 1775 in a bar named Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
So in honor of The United States Marine Corps I am going to list 5 things some of you may not know.
4 Things You May Not Have Known
“The Fightin’ Quaker” and Tun Tavern
Back in 1775, Captain Samuel Nicholas, also known as “The Fightin’ Quaker, was commissioned as in Officer once The Marine Corps was officially approved to join The American Revolution. Another thing that is very interesting is that recruitment to join The Marine Corps was through a bar named Tun Tavern.
Semper Fidelis was not always The USMC Motto
“Semper Fidelis” which means Always Faithful, was not always he Marine Corps Motto. The original motto actually had 3 unofficial motto’s before that which were “By Sea and by Land”, “Fortitudine”, and “To the Shores of Tripoli”. Semper Fi was officially made the motto in 1883
There are Current actors and Music Artist’s that have Served in the USMC
The following list are Celebrities that have served in the USMC:
- Drew Carrey
- Gene Hackman
- Montel Williams
- Pat Robertson
- David Eigenberg
- Don Imus
- Jon Corzine
- James Carville
- Bea Arthur
- Jim Lehrer
- Fred Smith
- John Glenn
- Don Adams
- Eddie Adams
- Bob Bell
- The Everly Brothers
- Brian Gerard(Road Dogg in WWE)
- George Jones
…and many more.
To this day The Marine Corps is holding Hundreds of Thousands Strong
The USMC is still to this day hold 180,000 Marines strong as of 2015.
Well that is all and now to the very important part….
Happy Fucking Birthday Marines! Go and get drunk, but please do not drink and drive! Stay safe Devildogs.